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THIOSTOPS is a combination of Aceclofenac 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 inflammatory conditions associated with muscle spasms.
THIOSTOPS can also be used to treat pain associated with musculoskeletal (bone) disorders such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of joints) or ankylosing spondylitis (back pain caused due to inflammation of bones in the spine).
Aceclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It acts by blocking the production of certain chemicals that causes pain and inflammation in the body. 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, THIOSTOPS relieves painful muscle spasms associated with inflammatory disease conditions.
Before taking THIOSTOPS, 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 or fits.
Do not take THIOSTOPS if you have asthma or varicella infection. Consult your doctor before taking THIOSTOPS if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding.
Take THIOSTOPS only as advised by your doctor. Do not take THIOSTOPS longer than recommended by your doctor as it may cause serious side effects. Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol while undergoing therapy with THIOSTOPS to achieve better results.
The most common side effects of taking THIOSTOPS are dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.
It is used in adults to treat:
THIOSTOPS is a muscle relaxant with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It effectively reduces pain caused due to muscle spasms and inflammatory bone disorders, where aceclofenac acts by blocking the release of certain chemicals (prostaglandins) that causes pain and inflammation in the body and thiocolchicoside acts by blocking the effects of certain chemical messengers (GABA) in the brain that causes painful muscle spasms. Collectively, THIOSTOPS relieves painful muscle spasms associated with inflammatory disease conditions.
Take THIOSTOPS as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water and do not crush or chew the medicine. THIOSTOPS can be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your health condition.
Stop taking THIOSTOPS and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Nausea and vomiting:
Take THIOSTOPS 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.
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.
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.
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.
THIOSTOPS 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 THIOSTOPS.
THIOSTOPS is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not drive or handle heavy tools or machines if you feel dizzy or drowsy after taking THIOSTOPS.
Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking THIOSTOPS to avoid the risk of side effects.
THIOSTOPS should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
THIOSTOPS should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take THIOSTOPS if you are allergic to Aceclofenac or Thiocolchicoside.
THIOSTOPS is not recommended for use in patients with asthma. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
THIOSTOPS should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as heart failure, or high blood pressure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
THIOSTOPS is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking THIOSTOPS, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
THIOSTOPS is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (below 16 years) of age. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
Use in geriatrics:
THIOSTOPS should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking THIOSTOPS, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:
If you or anyone else accidentally took more THIOSTOPS, 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.
Aceclofenac and Thiocolchicoside
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Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs,
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Muscle pain and spasm, Joint pain
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Can higher dose of THIOSTOPS improve my disease condition?
No. Do not take a higher dose of THIOSTOPS 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.
Can THIOSTOPS cure arthritis?
No. THIOSTOPS can only be used to relieve pain caused due to arthritis and cannot cure arthritis. Your doctor may prescribe you other medicines along with THIOSTOPS to help to treat your disease condition.
How long should I need to take THIOSTOPS?
It is not advisable to take THIOSTOPS for more than 7 days, especially while taking at higher doses. This is because, [GBNKEYWORD may cause chromosomal changes in the body which might lead to unwanted side effects. Strictly follow the instructions given by your doctor regarding the duration of the therapy.
Can I stop taking THIOSTOPS once my pain is relieved?
Yes. THIOSTOPS can be discontinued from use once pain is relieved. However, consult your doctor before doing so, as stopping THIOSTOPS too early may cause the pain to come back.
Who should take THIOSTOPS and who should not?
THIOSTOPS should be used under medical supervision. Do not take THIOSTOPS if you have asthma or varicella infection. Consult your doctor before taking THIOSTOPS if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking THIOSTOPS, 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 or fits.
Can THIOSTOPS be taken with vitamin B12 supplements?
THIOSTOPS can be taken together with vitamin supplements as vitamins tends to improve healing of inflammation and reduces pain. However, consult your doctor before taking.
For what conditions THIOSTOPS is prescribed?
THIOSTOPS is given for reliving musculoskeletal pain associated with muscle spasms.
Is THIOSTOPS safe for pregnant women?
THIOSTOPS 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.
Can I take THIOSTOPS with antibiotics?
THIOSTOPS may interact with certain antibiotics (such as ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) and may produce an altered response. Inform your doctor about the medicines which you use currently.
Is THIOSTOPS a painkiller?
THIOSTOPS 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.
Does THIOSTOPS make you feel sleepy?
THIOSTOPS may make you feel sleepy because of its sedative property. Therefore, be caution while you drive or operate any heavy tools or machines. Do not consume alcohol or other medicine that can seduces your brain further such as antidepressants (Ex. citalopram, sertraline). Consult your doctor if you continue to feel sleepy that interferes with your day-to-day activities.
Is THIOSTOPS addictive?
THIOSTOPS is not a habit-forming medicine. However, you might feel better that only if you take THIOSTOPS. This is because, THIOSTOPS can only reduce pain caused due to inflammatory conditions. It cannot treat the actual cause of the pain. And so, if you stop taking THIOSTOPS, your pain may reappear once again. To avoid this, take THIOSTOPS only as advised by the physician for the stipulated duration.
Is THIOSTOPS a steroid?
No. THIOSTOPS is not a steroid. It contains aceclofenac 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.
Can THIOSTOPS be used in children?
No. THIOSTOPS is strictly not recommended for use in children aged below 16 years. Children above this age group must also consult their doctor before taking THIOSTOPS.
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