Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for the treatment of muscles spasms due to spinal cord injuries and after spinal surgeries  

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S contains Thiocolchicoside

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to individuals aged 18 years and above

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to used only under doctor’s advisement 

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

4mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Thiocolchicoside

Composition

Thiocolchicoside 4 mg

Brand

Genetics Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S was created to bring relief to patients suffering from muscular ailments,post-surgical pain,spinal cord disorders and similar ailments by working on the central nervous system to bring about muscle relaxation.2-3 tablets per day are commonly prescribed to patients to be ingested after food,preferably with a glass of milk.The dosage of Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is dependent upon the patient’s age,medical condition,patient’s response to the drug,any medications patient might be having along with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S and any adverse effects felt by the patient.It is recommended that patients ingest Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not prescribed to patients under the age of 16 years nor is it recommended to expecting and lactating women.A lower dosage of the drug may be prescribed to elderly patients with other illnesses (such as kidney and liver impairment).The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S as it may cause extreme dizziness.If the patient is having other prescription drugs along with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S it is imperative that they inform their doctor before taking Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S. 

Nausea,dry mouth,headache and dizziness are just a few of the common side effects felt by patients while ingesting Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S,these effects tend to resolve on their own in a few days’ time.It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly once the patient feels better (usually after a few days) without consulting a doctor.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that may lead to serious adverse effects

Indications

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Muscular spasms 
  • Back pain 
  • Post-surgical pain relief
  • Muscular pain associated with spinal cord disorders 
  • Torticollis 

How Does Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by interrupting pain relay centers in the spinal cord,thus preventing pain signals from reaching the brain,thereby,providing relief from pain.

How To Use Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested orally (by mouth) after food with plenty of water to help the easy flow of the tablet into the throat.Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not to be chewed or crushed but rather to be ingested whole.

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be ingested on the advice of a physician and only for the period of time prescribed,not more as it may lead to the patient experiencing adverse effects.Alcohol use or the use of any drug/relaxant along with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is ill-advised as that may lead to extreme dizziness.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 tablets a day is the commonly prescribed dosage.

Child Dosage

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not prescribed to patients aged 16 years and younger.

Elderly Dosage 

Patients aged 65 years and older and mostly started off at a lower dosage due to reduced kidney and liver function.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine or dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe liver impairment
  • Moderate to severe kidney impairment 
  • Seizures

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Mild to moderate liver impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Other pain killers (such as ibuprofen)
  • Other muscle relaxants 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness 
  • Photosensitivity 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Dry mouth 
  • Edema of hands and face 
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin 
  • Fertility problems 
  • Fainting 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches– In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Photosensitivity – patients are asked to wear sun protective clothes when going outside including gloves and hat,to apply generous amounts of broad spectrum sunblock along with wearing sunglasses.Patients are advised to do all necessary work after sunset so as to reduce or eliminate sun exposure while undergoing treatment with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Key Facts About Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to patients suffering from muscular spasms 
  • Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to patients aged 16 years and above
  • Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating women 
  • Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause dizziness,photosensitivity and headaches 
  • Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for a short time period only

FAQs

#1.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

 An extra dose or two of Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting,breathlessness and irregular heartbeats.

#2.HOW TO STORE Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#4.CAN I TAKE Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#5.WILL Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S AFFECT MY FERTILITY??

Yes,there is sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#6.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach (constipation,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness 
  • Photosensitivity 

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Not all pain killers are safe to be ingested while undergoing treatment with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S.Please consult a doctor before ingesting any medication along with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#8.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#9.CAN Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#10.WHY MUST I PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE SUN WHILE TAKING Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Treatment with Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended to patients to wear sunscreen at all times,along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#11.DOES Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#12.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

Myolax 4mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed for a short period,most commonly a week and not more.