Perilax Uses

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Perilax indications

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Conditions associated w/ increased tonus of striated muscle due to organic or neurologic affections, muscular hypertonia, spasm & contracture. Locomotor disorders eg, spondylosis, spondylarthrosis, lumboischialgia. Obliterative vascular diseases, conditions caused by disorders of vascular innervation.

Uses of Perilax in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.

Perilax is used to relieve stiffness or rigidity of muscles (muscle spasticity) and muscular contraction (spasm). It is used in the treatment of unusual stiffness of muscle after certain neurological diseases in adults.

Perilax description

A centrally acting muscle relaxant whose mode of action has not been established. It is used as an adjunct in the symptomatic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions associated with painful muscle spasm. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1206)

Perilax dosage


Spasticity; Muscle spasms

Adult: As hydrochloride: 50-150 mg tid.

Child: As hydrochloride: <6 yr: 5 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses; 6-14 yr: 2-4 mg/kg daily in 3 divided doses.

Perilax interactions


Concomitant use of Perilax & Perilax HCl.

Perilax side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

urinating less than usual or not at all;

drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting;

swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;

rectal bleeding;

severe stomach pain or cramps, severe or ongoing diarrhea or vomiting; or

low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).

Less serious side effects may include:

dizziness, weakness;

increased thirst;

mild stomach pain, gas, indigestion;

diarrhea or loose stools;

mild nausea; or

skin rash.

Perilax contraindications

Perilax Tablets are contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to any of the ingredients.

Active ingredient matches for Perilax:

Tolperisone in Bangladesh, Denmark, Taiwan.

Bisacodyl in South Africa.

Domperidone in Philippines.

Eperisone HCl in Indonesia.


Pentoxifylline in Taiwan.

Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Perilax 400 mg x 1000's
Perilax 10 mg x 100's
Perilax tab 10 mg 100's (Crisdy-Na)

List of Perilax substitutes (brand and generic names):

PERIPAN tab 40 mg x 10's (Unikind)$ 0.79
PERISTAL 10MG DROPS 1 packet / 30 ML drop each (Prayas Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.31
PERISTAL 10MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (Prayas Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.35
PERISTAL 10MG TABLET 1 packet / 200 tablets each (Prayas Pharmaceuticals)$ 6.62
Peristal 10mg Oral Drops (Prayas Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.31
1 mg x 1 mL x 30ml (Santiago)
Peristar 1mg x 1mL SYR / 30ml (Santiago)
PERISTAR syr 1 mg x 1 mL x 30ml (Santiago)$ 0.49
Peristar 1mg x 1mL SYR / 30ml (Santiago)
Tablet; Oral; Domperidone Maleate 10 mg
Picosulu 3 mg
Platof 400 mg x 5 x 10's (Sanbe)$ 20.21
Suppositories; Rectal; Bisacodyl 10 mg
Tablet; Oral; Bisacodyl 5 mg
PMS-bisacodyl tablet 5 mg (Pharmascience Inc (Canada))
PMS-bisacodyl suppository 10 mg (Pharmascience Inc (Canada))
Tablet; Oral; Domperidone Maleate 10 mg
PMS-domperidone tablet 10 mg (Pharmascience Inc (Canada))
Injectable; Injection; Methocarbamol 100 mg / ml
Polfilin 100 mg/5 mL x 5 tube (Polpharma)
Polfilin retard 400 mg x 20 Tablet
Polyxan 500 mg x 1, 000's
Pondperdone 10 mg x 1, 000's (Pond`s)
Pondperdone 1 mg/1 mL x 30 mL (Pond`s)


  1. DailyMed. "PENTOXIFYLLINE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DailyMed. "METHOCARBAMOL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. DailyMed. "BISACODYL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". (accessed September 17, 2018).


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