What is Thiocolchicoside?

Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant prescribed to treat muscles stiffness in the spinal column, low backache, joint diseases, muscles stiffness in nerve diseases and other conditions. Get to know how Thiocolchicoside works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Thiocolchicoside is not suggested.

Thiocolchicoside Composition and Active Ingredients

This drug is available in various forms and in combination with other drugs. For example, it is available in below-mentioned combinations

  • Thiocolchicoside
  • Thiocolchicoside and Diclofenac
  • Thiocolchicoside, Aceclofenac, and Paracetamol
Know more about these drugs:

Available Medicine for Thiocolchicoside

(These individual medicines are available in different dosages)

  • Nucoxia – Zydus Cadila (Tablets and Capsules)
  • Myoril 4mg and 8mg Capsules and 4mg injection – Sanofi India Ltd
  • Zerodol TH – Ipca Laboratories Ltd
  • Etoshine MR Tablet- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Neorelax MR Tablet – Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
  • Brutaflam Tablet – Mankind Pharma Ltd
  • Etova-MR Tablet – Ipca Laboratories Ltd
  • Ezact MR Tablet – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Acenac-MR Tablet – Medley Pharmaceuticals
  • Tolagin – Pharmed Ltd (Available in tablet and gel form)

Available Medicine for combination of Thiocolchicoside and Diclofenac

  • Dynapar MR 4mg/50mg Tablet – Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Supamove 4mg/8mg Tablet, and Supamove Cream – Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
  • Myospas TH 4/8 Capsules – Win-Medicare Pvt Ltd
  • Dolentia MR 8 mg/50 mg Tablet – Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
  • Thioact D 4 Capsule – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Volitra MR 4mg/50mg Tablet – Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • Systaflam-MR Capsule SR – Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
  • Mobiwok Plus 8mg/50mg Capsule – Wockhardt Ltd
  • Diclogesic TH 4 mg/50 mg Tablet – Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Diclogesic TH 8 mg/50 mg Tablet – Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Mahagesic-MR 8 Capsule – Mankind Pharma Ltd

Available Medicine for combination of Thiocolchicoside, Aceclofenac, and Paracetamol

  • Neorelax MR Tablet – Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd
  • Acenac-MR Tablet- Medley Pharmaceuticals
  • Tolagin – Pharmed Ltd (Available in tablet and gel form)
  • Anaflam TH Tablet – Albert David Ltd
  • Zacy Tablet – Comed Chemicals Ltd
  • Triactin Tablet – Pharmed Ltd (4mg and 8mg Tablets)
  • Ace Proxyvon TH – Wockhardt Ltd (4mg and 8mg Tablets)
  • Combipara T Tablet- Delcure Life Sciences
  • Chymonac-MR Tablet – Wanbury Ltd
  • Trizulu Tablet – Unichem Laboratories Ltd

Thiocolchicoside mode of administration

This drug is available in below-mentioned forms:

  • Oral
  • Topical
  • Intra-Muscular

This drug is available in tablet, ointment and injection forms. Based on the condition of patient doctors prescribe this medicine in oral (Tablets or Capsules or Syrup), topical (Cream/Gel) or IM (intra-muscular) form.

Multiple types of natural remedies for muscle relaxation also may be found in online stores such as Amazon.

Thiocolchicoside Uses

Thiocolchicoside is used for different health conditions such as muscle relaxation, for back pain, muscle pains, sciatica pain, and musculoskeletal pains and to relieve painful spasms of skeletal muscles.

  • Muscles stiffness in spine/ back
  • Muscles stiffness in muscle diseases
  • Muscles stiffness in the joint diseases
  • Pain caused by Nonarticular Rheumatism
  • Muscles stiffness in nerve diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Periarthritis of scapulohumerous
  • Ischiadynia

Oral Uses

For muscle relaxation, this medicine is used in the form of Tablets/Capsules

Topical Uses

This drug is also available in the form of Cream/ Ointment. Used for muscle relaxation locally at the point of pain. Must not use on open wounds or cuts.

Intra-Muscular Uses

This medicine is also available in the form of injection. Doctors prescribe this based on the severity of the patient’s health condition.

How does Thiocolchicoside work?

Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant and works on certain parts of the brain and spinal cord, as a result, relieves muscle stiffness or spasm without reducing the muscle strength. Hence improves pain and movement of muscles.

Thiocolchicoside Dosage

This drug is prescribed in adults and adolescents from 16 years onwards. Not recommended for pediatric use. Thiocolchicoside is not recommended for long-term treatment of chronic conditions.

Doses should be restricted as follows and the recommended dose and duration should not be exceeded:

Oral forms:

Recommended and the maximal dose is 8 mg every 12 hours, i.e. 16 mg per day. The treatment period must be limited to 7 consecutive days.

IM form:

Recommended and the maximal dose is 4 mg every 12 hours, i.e. 8 mg per day. The treatment period must be limited to 5 consecutive days.

Thiocolchicoside Side effects

Like any kind of drug would have few side effects too, it also has some side effects like mentioned below. These side effects might not occur in every individual. But if they happen and never hinder sooner, it is strongly recommended to consult the doctor immediately to avoid any medical complications.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Allergy
  • Dry mouth
  • A sudden drop in Heart rate and Blood pressure might happen in very rare cases, thus recommended to use only under medical supervision.

Thiocolchicoside Contraindications

Thiocolchicoside is not recommended for the following conditions:

  • Allergic to Thiocolchicoside
  • Hypersensitivity to Thiocolchicoside
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • If you have an allergy towards Aceclofenac
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant

Precautions before using Thiocolchicoside

It is advised to take proper guidance with the doctor before taking any medicine. Inform your Doctor about your medical condition, and about any medication that you might be following for any other health problems. Inform your doctor if you are using any health supplements like a vitamin or herbal supplements. Some health conditions with a combination of this drug may lead to more side effects. So inform your doctor about any health issues you have to avoid any such side effects.

  • As this drug has a sedative effect, if used along with alcohol or any other sedative drugs like anti-depressants, it would further increase the effectiveness of such drugs. So be cautious if you are using any such medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of any kind of kidney or liver health issues, or if you are pregnant women or breastfeeding mother
  • Thiocolchicoside is advised to take post food or at least with some light liquid food to avoid getting an upset stomach
  • Diclofenac which is an ingredient in this medicine could raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke in some rare cases

General warnings


Taking more than the prescribed dose of this medicine might cause harmful side effects. Consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you find any such side effects.

Missing dosage

If you missed a certain dosage take as soon as possible, and if it is nearing next dose, skip the missing dose and continue the regular dosage. Never take extra doses.


It is not recommended for use in pregnant women


Thiocolchicoside is not safe to use during breastfeeding. Hence not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

If for some reason an experienced doctor is not available to you, then you can contact us here.

Dr. Srishti Tayal is Chief Radiologist at Radiodent – Dental and Maxillofacial Imaging. She has completed BDS and MDS with Gold Medal from JSS Medical College, Mysore. She is a passionate medical researcher and has published five research papers in various medical journals and received an award for the best scientific paper.

In addition to following her pursuits in dentistry, she is also an avid medical writer who believes in bridging the information gap among the common population with regards to modern medicine.

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