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Ketoflam-T 8 Tablet

Manufactured byLUPIN LTD
ContainsFlupirtine (100 mg) + Thiocolchicoside (8 mg)
Description

Ketoflam-T 8 Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with muscle spasm. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ketoflam-T 8 Tablet

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Shaking of the hands or feet
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Dry mouth
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Fainting and drowsiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Ketoflam-T 8 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Moderate to severe pain associated with muscle spasm
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to flupirtine, thiocolchicoside or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Myasthenia gravis (Weakness of facial muscles)

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with myasthenia gravis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is necessary.
General warnings

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Use in women of childbearing potential

Women of childbearing potential should adopt appropriate means of contraception to avoid pregnancies during treatment with this medicine.

Impairment of fertility

Use of this medicine may cause impairment of fertility in men. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Warfarin

Paracetamol

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Flupirtine works by inhibiting the actions of certain chemical substances in the body that are responsible for causing and sensing pain. Thiocolchicoside works by interacting with certain specific receptors in the central nervous system. It prevents muscle contractions and relieves muscle spasms.
Legal Status

Unknown

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Classification

Category

Analgesics, Muscle relaxants

Schedule

Schedule H

Flupirtine: Clinical pharmacology- NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 2 August 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339720/

Thiocolchicoside - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 15 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB11582
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Information on this page was last updated on 17 May 2019

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