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Tolperisone

Last updated on 02/08/2021.

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GENERIC NAME: Tolperisone

CHINESE NAME: 托哌酮

BRAND NAME(S) IN HONG KONG: Mydocalm

DRUG CLASS: Muscle relaxants

SUB CLASS: Piperidine derivatives

USED FOR: Spasticity

AVAILABLE DOSAGE FORMS: 

– 150mg (tablets)

What is Tolperisone for?

Tolperisone is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. It can stabilize the excessive electrical signals in the brain to treat post-stroke spasticity.

How to use it?

Tolperisone is taken orally as tablets. The usual dose is 50-150 mg three times daily.

What are the side effects of Tolperisone?

Common side effects of Tolperisone include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, and muscle weakness.

Who should not take Tolperisone?

– People who are allergic to Tolperisone or any components in the formulations
– Patients with myasthenia gravis

Pharmacist Tips:

As it may cause dizziness, avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you respond to Tolperisone.

Common dosing schedule:
Tolperisone should be taken with or after meals, with a full glass of water.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

Some common medications Tolperisone may interact with:
– Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, e.g. Aspirin, Ibuprofen

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Tolperisone in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Tolperisone is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Tolperisone in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.