Muscomed (thiocolchicoside) hard capsules 8 mg. №20


For additional short-term relief of painful muscle contractures.



Muscomed composition
active substance: thiocolchicoside;
1 hard capsule contains thiocolchicosid 8 mg;
excipients: lactose monohydrate; corn starch; magnesium stearate; capsule composition: titanium dioxide (E 171); gelatin.

Dosage form
Hard capsules.

Pharmacological properties
Muscomed contains the active substance thiocolchicoside – a semi-synthetic muscle relaxant derived from the natural glycoside colchicoside. The drug shows selective affinity for gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine receptors, which causes its action at different levels of the nervous system in both local spasms and spasms of central origin.
Muscomed does not have a curare-like effect, does not cause paralysis and does not affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

For additional short-term relief of painful muscle contractures.


  • hypersensitivity to the components of the drug;
  • muscle hypotension;
  • mild paralysis.

Muscomed should be used with caution in renal or hepatic impairment. The drug should be used with caution in patients with epilepsy or risk of seizures.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine because it contains lactose monohydrate.

The drug is contraindicated in children under 16 years of age.

Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding
Contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Method of application and dosage
Take Muscomed orally after meals.
The maximum daily dose is 8-16 mg in 2 doses.
The recommended course of treatment is 5-7 days.
When preparing for physiotherapy procedures, the period of muscle relaxation is 1-2 hours after taking the drug.

Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
There are no data on drug interactions. However, caution is recommended when taken concomitantly with other muscle relaxants.
Concomitant use with drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS), including alcohol, antihypertensive drugs, curare-like drugs may increase muscle relaxation and CNS depression, the development of hypotension.
Concomitant use with anticoagulants increases the risk of bleeding.

No data on overdose.
Symptoms: possible increase in adverse reactions.
Treatment is symptomatic, maintenance therapy.

Side effects:

  • skin rash, edema, allergic and pseudoallergic reactions (allergic vasculitis), stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • hypotension, irritability and drowsiness.

Expiration date
3 years.

Storage conditions
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C out of reach of children.