Diacerein - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Diacerein | Pronunciation : dye-er-se-reen
International :Art, Arthrovit Plus, Artrizona, Artrodar, Artroglobina, Artrolyt, Cartigen, Cartivix, Deserein, Diacerein Proel, Diaceril, Diatrim, Fisiodar, Flexibel-AD , Flexibel-D, Galaxdar, Glizolan, Idealite, Inflabion, Myobloc, Ostirein, Pentacrin, Sinbre, Verboril, Zondar
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anti-inflammatory agent, prescribed for osteoarthritis and chronic inflammatory arthritis. It works by inhibiting interleukin-1.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category B :Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Osteoarthritis- Adult-PO- The recommended dose is 50 mg to be taken twice daily.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Monitor complete blood count, liver function, and urinalysis regularly while taking this medication.