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Cartigen Duo Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Cartigen Duo Tablet is a combination of two medicines. It is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It reduces pain and swelling by reducing inflammation. It also reduces friction in the joints and makes physical movements more comfortable and pain free.

Cartigen Duo Tablet may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. It should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. Take it regularly and do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor. You should not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you it is okay to stop.

Using this medicine may cause a few common side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, urine discoloration, and heartburn. If you experienced any such side effects that does not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. Let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Cartigen Duo Tablet

Side effects of Cartigen Duo Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Urine discoloration
  • Heartburn

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.

How to use Cartigen Duo Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cartigen Duo Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cartigen Duo Tablet works

Cartigen Duo Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Diacerein and Glucosamine, which relieves osteoarthritis symptoms. It helps in the formation of cartilage (the soft tissue that cushions the joints) and keep the joints lubricated for better movement and flexibility.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cartigen Duo Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cartigen Duo Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cartigen Duo Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Cartigen Duo Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cartigen Duo Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cartigen Duo Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Cartigen Duo Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Cartigen Duo Tablet helps in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  • It may take several weeks to see treatment benefits. Keep taking the medicine as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • It may increase your blood sugar level. If you are diabetic, monitor your levels regularly.
  • Side effects such as Nausea, Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and indigestion may occur with Cartigen Duo Tablet. These may not be with everyone. Any of the side effects other than those mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve even after two to three months of taking the medication.

Patient Concerns

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I am having pain in my knee not continuously but after a month or so
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
knee caps , avoid squatting and sitting cross legged. T Voveran Sr 100mg T Dompan OD once a day only when pain unbearable. try T Cartigen DN twice daily till pain later T Cartigen Duo for a month
Suffering knee joint pain cont
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
knee caps , avoid squatting and sitting cross legged. T Voveran Sr 100mg T Dompan OD once a day only when pain unbearable. try T Cartigen DN twice daily till pain later T Cartigen Duo for a month
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to take Cartigen Duo if I have diabetes?

Some early researches suggest that the presence of glucosamine in this drug might worsen insulin resistance which can lead to an increase in blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. So, it is important that you inform your doctor if have diabetes. But now, according to recent studies it has been seen that even though glucosamine is a type of sugar, it does not appear to affect blood sugar levels or insulin sensitivity. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Q. How long will Cartigen Duo take to show an effect?

You may need to take Cartigen Duo for four to six weeks before you notice any improvement. If your symptoms do not improve by that time, then it is advisable for you to talk to your doctor about other ways of managing your arthritis.

Q. Are there any special precautions that need to be taken while taking Cartigen Duo?

Yes, people taking blood-thinning medicines, such as warfarin, should talk to their doctor before taking Cartigen Duo as it may increase the risk of bleeding.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cartigen Duo?

Keep this medicine in the packet or the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Does the use of Cartigen Duo increase the chances of developing glaucoma?

According to some recent studies, it has been found that using Cartigen Duo has been linked with increased ocular pressure (IOP) in patients with a history of ocular hypertension. This is due to the presence of glucosamine in this medicine. However, it is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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References
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