Trade Names/Brand Names :
Decontractyl, Dorotyl, Glotal, Mustret, Myorelax, Spasmend
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a muscle relaxant, prescribed for muscle spasm. It can be used as an antidote for strychnine poisoning.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with acute porphyria.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 1.5-3 g/day in divided doses. Topical Apply with rubefacient- Apply over the affected skin 3-4 times/day.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as an ointment, to apply topically as directed by your physician.
Warnings and Precautions :
• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
• Most Common
Lassitude, drowsiness, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, hypersensitivity reactions.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.