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This drug is anti-inflammatory analgesics and antipyretic drug. It is used to treat problems such as joint diseases like osteoarthritis. Also, it helps to minimize the friction and roughness between the joints. This drug also has properties that are important to improve the cartilage strength.

If you are hypersensitive to this drug or any of its ingredients, then it should not be prescribed. If you have severe kidney problems, you should take half the usual dosage. It is not to be used for pregnant and lactating women, for those with liver problems, and also for those that are 15 years and below.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Rheumatologist before using this medicine.

Following conditions can be restored by utilising this prescription:

This drug can cause following side effects such as

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible and avoid taking it if its almost time for the other dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    A doctor should be consulted immediately if such a situation is suspected.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Diacerein as ingredient

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This drug is a prodrug that metabolizes to rhein that is worked by reducing cartilage destruction. It blocks the interleukin-1 beta protein’s action that is responsible for the destruction of cartilage and inflammation-causing osteoarthritis like degenerative joint disorders. The drug is specific in action and does not inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandin.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This drug interacts with Aluminium Hydroxide/Magnesium Hydroxide, Amoxycillin, and Laxatives.
  • Interaction with Disease

    This drug interacts with Irritable bowel syndrome and Kidney Disease.
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About Diacerein
What are the uses of Diacerein
What are the contraindications of Diacerein ?
What are the side effects of Diacerein ?
Key highlights of Diacerein
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Diacerein
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Diacerein ?