Diacerein - Drug Information

Generic Name : Diacerein | Pronunciation : dye-er-se-reen
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Latest prescription information about Diacerein. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Inflammatory Agents
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Trade Name(s): 

India : 


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 : 

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 studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

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.

Side Effects : 

Diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and intense yellow coloring of urine.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at room temperature (25 to 30C), and in an airtight container.


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I taken Diacerein and Gulcosamine during one year my weight increased 12 kg. now what can i do for it and i am also suffering from knee pain always. I am 57 years old female i can not down stairs and my waking frequency is not so good
phoola  Thursday, June 19, 2014
is diacerein safe? how long it can be taken for osteoarthritis [knees, hip, ankle, shoulder, wrist] Male, Age:41 have been suffering with this problem for 14 years
RajHyd  Sunday, September 8, 2013
Hi.. I am 33 years old unmarried female. i working in hospital as a OT nurse.Because of long time standig in surgery i have suffering pain in left knee. doctor advice me to take Orcerin GM daily 1 OD for 3 Months.does there side effect of medicine at this age or after long tme? my MIR and X ray both r Normal. Is this diseaes curable or not.? and how many time require this tablet without any side effect? today i can not run and walk,properly.. and cant do any exercise related to leg verywell..i wear knee cap sinse 1 months. do my knee will work as they r previously ?reply pls
patelsonal1907  Wednesday, August 14, 2013
i am 40 yrs suffering from initial symptoms of osteoarthiritis. doctors advised me orcerin. pl tell the effectiveness nd side effects of it.
suman73  Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hi i m 25 years old unmarried female.suddenly pain had started in my right told me to take orcerin GM daily 2 times for 10 days.does there is a side effect of medicine at this age. is this disease is fully curable or my knees will work as they are previously before disease.plz reply.

marry_85  Monday, November 5, 2012
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