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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 : 

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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): 


Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


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B

C

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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 (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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