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Thiocolchicoside

Thiocolchicoside

 

Thiocolchicoside

Thiocolchicoside is semi-synthetic sulphur derivative of colchicoside a naturally occurring glycosides present in the Gloriassa Superba Seeds.

Identification

Source: Gloriosa superb

Cas No.: 602-41-5

Family:Colchicaceae

Appearance:Crystalline powder

Colour:Pale yellow to yellow

Odour:Characteristic smell

Taste:Unpleasant taste

Structural formula
Thiocolchicoside
Thiocolchicoside
Mechanism of Action

Thiocolchicoside is a centrally acting non-benzodiazepine muscle relaxant. It provides relieve muscle stiffness or spasm without reduction in strength. It improves the mobility.

Therapeutic uses of Thiocolchicoside

  • Muscle relaxant; used for the treatment of orthopedic, traumatic and rheumatologic disorders
  • Analgesic; acute and chronic lumbar and sciatic pain, post-traumatic and post-operative pain
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Tranquilizer
  • Spastic sequelae of Hemiparesis and Parkinson's disease
  • Cervico-brachial neuralgia
  • Persistent torticollis