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INTRODUCTION

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is a combination of Diclofenac and Thiocolchicoside, which belongs to the group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Muscle relaxants respectively. It is used in adults to treat painful muscle spasms.

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE can also be used to treat back pain (Ex. ankylosing spondylitis), joint pain and swelling (Ex. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis), neck pain, sports injuries and sprains.

Take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE with or just after meals. Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol while undergoing therapy with THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE to achieve better results. Before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have any problems in your liver, liver, kidney, heart or stomach.

You much also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood cholesterol, bleeding or blood related problems, fits or allergic conditions (such as skin rash, itching or watery eyes, repeated sneezing, nasal congestion and nasal itching) as a precaution.

Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor if you have severe bleeding, perforation or ulcers in the stomach or intestines. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is also not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women.

The most common side effects of taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE dizziness, headache, spinning sensation, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, stomach pain, flatulence, loss of appetite, increased liver enzymes and skin rashes. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE

It is used in adults to treat:

  • painful muscle spasms
  • joint pain, back pain, neck pain
  • sprains, sports injury

HOW THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE WORKS

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE contains two medicines namely diclofenac and thiocolchicoside. Diclofenac is a pain-relieving medication. It acts by blocking the production of certain chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body that causes pain and inflammation.

Thiocolchicoside is a muscle relaxant. It relaxes the muscles by blocking the action of certain chemical messengers (GABA) in the brain that causes muscle spasm. As a result, THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE relieves painful muscle spasms associated with inflammatory disease conditions.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water and do not crush or chew the medicine. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE should be taken with or after food.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE

COMMON

  • dizziness, headache
  • spinning sensation
  • nausea, vomiting
  • indigestion, stomach pain, flatulence, loss of appetite
  • increased liver enzymes
  • skin rashes

UNCOMMON

  • fast heartbeat

RARE

  • tiredness, sleepiness
  • asthma
  • oedema (swelling of body parts)

Stop taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, or tongue causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • signs of severe skin reactions (such as skin redness, itching, blistering and peeling or skin, red circular patches or pin-point dots with raised bumps accompanied with fever and tiredness)
  • bleeding in the gut (signs include bloody stools or vomits)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea

Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juices. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not self-treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your diarrhea becomes uncontrollable.

Dizziness Or Drowsiness

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Nausea And Vomiting

Take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Indigestion

Eat when you are hungry. Try to eat smaller meals more often than usual. Snack only when you're hungry. Always try to have a nutritious snack that is high in calories and protein, such as dried fruit and nuts.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
Contraindicated

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women, as it may cause harm to unborn baby. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it. Women of childbearing age must use a suitable contraceptive method to avoid pregnancy while undergoing therapy with THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE.

BREASTFEEDING
Contraindicated

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Use with Caution

Do not drive or handle heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE.

ALCOHOL
Consult your doctor

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE to avoid the risk of side effects.

KIDNEY
Consult your doctor

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with kidney failure. It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER
Consult your doctor

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with liver failure. It should be used with caution in patients with other liver diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY
Contraindicated

Do not take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE if you are allergic to Diclofenac or Thiocolchicoside.

LUNGS
Contraindicated

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with asthma attacks. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

HEART DISEASE
Consult your doctor

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in patients with congestive heart failure, or heart attack. It should be used with caution in patients with high blood pressure. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use if you:

  • have bleeding, holes or ulcers in the stomach or intestines
  • have peripheral arterial disease
  • have problems in blood circulation in the body
  • have allergic rhinitis (repeated sneezing, nasal itching, watery eyes)
  • have urticaria (skin rash with itching)

Before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you:

  • have high blood cholesterol levels
  • have diabetes mellitus
  • are a smoker
  • have a history of bleeding inside the brain
  • have a history of stomach ulcer or inflammation particularly if complicated with haemorrhage (bleeding) or perforation
  • have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • have low blood volume
  • have blood related problems (low RBC, WBC or platelet counts)
  • have bleeding problems
  • have epilepsy (or convulsions)

Use in pediatrics:

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 16 years) of age. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • other medicines used for pain relief (Ex. aspirin, celecoxib, ibuprofen)
  • medicines used for blood thinning (Ex. warfarin, clopidogrel, prasugrel)
  • medicines used to reduce blood pressure (Ex. enalapril, olmesartan, losartan)
  • cardiac glycosides used to treat heart failure (Ex. digoxin, digitoxin)
  • potassium sparging diuretics (used to prevent potassium loss) such as spironolactone, aldosterone
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infection (such as trimethoprim, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin or moxifloxacin)
  • medicines used to treat fungal infections (such as voriconazole)
  • medicines used to reduce blood sugar levels (such as glibenclamide, glycoside, and tolbutamide)
  • oral corticosteroids (used to treat pain and inflammation) Ex. dexamethasone
  • SSRI (used to treat depression) Ex. citalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline
  • immunosuppressants (used to suppress immune function) Ex. cyclosporin, tacrolimus
  • colestipol, colestyramine (medicines used to control blood cholesterol levels)
  • diuretics (used to increase urine output) Ex. furosemide
  • lithium (a medicine used to treat mental illness)
  • methotrexate (a medicine used to treat auto-immune diseases or cancer)
  • mifepristone (birth control pill)
  • phenytoin (a medicine used to treat fits)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include nausea, vomiting, upper stomach pain, headache, gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhoea, disorientation, excitation, coma, drowsiness, dizziness, tinnitus, hypotension, respiratory depression, fainting, and convulsions.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Diclofenac and Thiocolchicoside
Pharmacological Category :   Preferential COX-2 Inhibitor, Muscle Relaxants
Therapeutic Indication :   Muscle pain and spasm, Joint pain
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Injection, Solution

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE out of reach of children
  • Store THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE

Q: Can a higher dose of THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE improve my disease condition?

A: No. Do not take a higher dose of THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE without consulting your doctor as it may lead to increased risk of unwanted side effects. Only use the dose prescribed to you by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. If the prescribed dose does not result in effective pain relief, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE cure arthritis?

A: No. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE can only be used to relieve pain caused due to arthritis and cannot cure arthritis. Your doctor may prescribe you other medicines along with THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE to help to treat your disease condition.

Q: How long should I need to take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE?

A: It is not advisable to take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE for more than 7 days, especially while taking at higher doses. Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding the duration of the therapy.

Q: Can I stop taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE once my pain is relieved?

A: Yes. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE can be discontinued from use once pain is relieved. However, consult your doctor before doing so, as stopping THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE too early may cause the pain to come back.

Q: Who should take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE and who should not?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE should be used under medical supervision. Do not take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE if you have asthma or bleeding or perforations in the gut. Consult your doctor before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, inform your doctor if you have any problems in your liver, liver, kidney, heart, or stomach. You much also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, high blood cholesterol, allergic conditions, fits or bleeding problems as a precaution.

Q: Can THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE be taken with vitamin B12 supplements?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE can be taken together with vitamin supplements as vitamins tends to improve healing of inflammation and reduces pain. However, consult your doctor before taking.

Q: For what conditions THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is prescribed?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is given for relieving musculoskeletal pain associated with muscle spasms.

Q: Is THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE safe for pregnant women?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not recommended for use in pregnant women as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice before taking.

Q: Can I take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE with antibiotics?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE may interact with certain antibiotics (such as trimethoprim, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) and may produce an altered response. Inform your doctor about the medicines which you use currently.

Q: Is THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE a painkiller?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is an anti-inflammatory medicine with pain relieving properties. It helps in reducing pain and swelling while relaxing the muscles. It can be used for reducing pain caused due to muscle contraction or inflammatory bone conditions.

Q: Does THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE make you feel sleepy?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE may rarely make you feel sleepy. If you feel drowsy/sleepy, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines. Avoid consuming alcohol or taking other medicines that can sedate your brain easily such as antidepressants (Ex. citalopram, sertraline). Consult your doctor if you continue to feel sleepy that interferes with your day-to-day activities.

Q: Is THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE addictive?

A: THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not a habit-forming medicine. However, you might feel better that only if you take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE. This is because, THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE can only reduce pain caused due to inflammatory conditions. It cannot treat the actual cause of the pain. And so, if you stop taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE, your pain may reappear once again. To avoid this, take THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE only as advised by the physician for the stipulated duration.

Q: Is THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE a steroid?

A: No. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is not a steroid. It contains Diclofenac which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and thiocolchicoside which is a muscle relaxant. They act by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that causes pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. As a result, it relaxes skeletal muscles and reduces pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders such as muscle spasm, arthritis etc.

Q: Can THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE be used in children?

A: No. THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE is strictly not recommended for use in children aged below 18 years. Children above this age group must also consult their doctor before taking THIOQUEST D 8MG CAPSULE.

REFERENCES

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    DICLOFENAC 50MG+THIOCOLCHICOSIDE 8MG
    Hsn Code
    30049069
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