Trade Names/Brand Names :
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):
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 30°C), and in an airtight container.