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Torsilax: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

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Torsilax: what it is for, how to take it and side effects
Torsilax: what it is for, how to take it and side effects

Torsilax is a medicine that contains carisoprodol, sodium diclofenac and caffeine in its composition that act by causing muscle relaxation and decreasing inflammation of bones, muscles and joints. The caffeine present in the Torsilax formula enhances the relaxing and anti-inflammatory effect of carisoprodol and diclofenac.

This medication can be used to treat, for a short period of time, inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or low back pain, for example.

Torsilax can be found in pharmacies and drugstores and should be used with medical advice.

What is it for

Torsilax is indicated for the treatment of inflammation related to some diseases that can affect bones, muscles or joints such as:

  • Rheumatism;
  • Drop;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Lumbar spine pain;
  • Pain after trauma such as a blow, for example;
  • Post-surgical pain.

In addition, Torsilax can also be used in cases of severe inflammation caused by infections.

How to take it

The way to use Torsilax is 1 tablet every 12 hours orally, with a glass of water, after food. In some cases, the doctor may recommend using it every 8 hours. The tablet must be swallowed whole without breaking, without chewing, and the treatment must not exceed a period of 10 days.

If you forget to take a dose at the right time, take it as soon as you remember and then readjust the times according to this last dose, continuing the treatment according to the new scheduled times. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Possible side effects

Some of the most common side effects that may occur during treatment with Torsilax are drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, headache, tremor or irritability. Therefore, caution should be exercised or activities such as driving, using heavy machinery or performing dangerous activities should be avoided. In addition, alcohol use can increase the effects of drowsiness and dizziness if consumed at the same time as taking Torsilax, so it is important to avoid alcohol consumption.

Other side effects that may occur during treatment with Torsilax are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, gastric ulcer, liver function disorders including hepatitis with or without jaundice

It is advised to discontinue use and seek medical help immediately or the nearest emergency department if symptoms of allergy or anaphylactic shock to Torsilax appear such as difficulty breathing, feeling of a closed throat, swelling of the mouth, tongue or face, or hives.Learn more about anaphylactic shock symptoms.

Immediate medical attention should also be sought if taking Torsilax in larger than recommended doses and overdose symptoms such as confusion, rapid or irregular heartbeat, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, low blood pressure, convulsions, agitation or fainting.

Who should not use

Torsilax should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under 14, except in cases of chronic juvenile arthritis, by people with severe liver, heart or kidney failure, peptic ulcer or gastritis, or high blood pressure.

Furthermore, Torsilax should not be used by people using high blood pressure medication, anticoagulants or anxiety medication such as alprazolam, lorazepam or midazolam, for example.

People who are allergic to acetylsalicylic acid and the ingredients in Torsilax should also not take this medication.

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