diacerein is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
How it Works
diacerein is a slow‐acting drug. diacerein works by slowing the breakdown of cartilage and thus relieves pain and swelling. diacerein hereby works by inhibiting interleukin-1 beta, which is a protein involved in the inflammation and destruction of cartilage that plays a role in the development of symptoms of osteoarthritis. Therefore diacerein helps the building of cartilage in the body
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of diacerein can include the symptoms below; Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea
Diacerein is the drug that is made for the treatment of Osteoarthritis . Osteoarthritis causes pain in the large bone in the thigh, knee and hands. It has the US brand name Artrodar. It is also referred to as Hilin and Dycerin. It is designed by TRB Chemedica and Ranbaxy (Croslands). This drug usually comes in the form of tablets and capsules. The strength of each tablet is 50 mg. TIt provides treatments for bone loss which occurs in women. It avoids pain in the hip and also the joints of legs and hands.
The main component of this medication is DIACERIN. The inactive components of this drug are gelatine capsule, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and croscarmellose sodium. It has a molecular weight of 336.15.
Diacerein is used for the treatment of loss of cartilage. Diacerein has the least side effects compared to any other drugs. It is a slow process in the treatment of pain as compared to any other medicines, but it carries out the necessary functions appropriately. It is also used to avoid swelling and pain that may occur.
Dosage and administration
Diacerein should be taken after food. Diacerein should be taken at night right before sleep. The dosage depends on the medical conditions on each patient which will be done by the doctor.
Diacerein should be given as per the age and medical conditions of the patients determined by the doctor. Seek medical attention immediately if you feel any different after taking Diacerein.
You should inform your doctor of any prior medical conditions or allergies that you have. Pregnant women should consult with the doctors before using the drugs. The dosage for the pregnant woman may differ as to compared to a typical patient.
Diacerein has the least side effects compared to the other drugs but sometimes it causes side effects like pain in the joints of legs and hands. It also affects motion and gives problems for many people. You may also experience severe loss of fluid.Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of the above
The medicine should be kept at the room temperature from 23-25 degrees. It should be kept away from extreme heat, sunlight or moisture. Diacerein should be kept away from children and pets.