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Dianac Plus Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Dianac Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines. This medicine is prescribed to treat osteoarthritis. It reduces pain and swelling by reducing inflammation. It reduces friction in the joints to provide comfort during physical movements.

Dianac Plus Tablet should be used in the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. It is to be taken in an empty stomach. Taking more than the recommended doses of this medicine is not advised. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney diseases or you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It should be used with caution in children.

Dianac Plus Tablet is a safe medicine. It usually has very minimal or no side effects. The common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. In case of any allergic reactions, it is advised to call for immediate medical help.

Uses of Dianac Plus Tablet

Dianac Plus Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Urine discolouration
  • Heartburn

How to use Dianac Plus 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. Dianac Plus Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Dianac Plus Tablet works

Dianac Plus 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.

Dianac Plus Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Dianac Plus Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Dianac Plus Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dianac Plus 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 Dianac Plus 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
Dianac Plus Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Dianac Plus Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Dianac Plus Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Dianac Plus 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 Dianac Plus 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

Questions Related to Dianac Plus

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Is magnesium good for osteoarthritis? Which medicine should be taken?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Yes it is goodTake Cap Osteo-plus twice daily for 3 minths
My mother has osteoarthritis knee. She is on osicare plus & jocare c from last 5 years. Does she need to continue these or need some other prescription? She is having pain in knee and also pain radiating from neck to upper back. Does she have cervical spondylosis?
Dr. Trilok Kumar Jha
Bone & Joint Specialist
She might be having Cervical spondylosis, send the Xray of Knee, & Xray Cervical spine if you have, for further consultation.
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to take Dianac Plus 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 Dianac Plus take to show an effect?

You may need to take Dianac Plus 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 Dianac Plus?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Dianac Plus?

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 Dianac Plus increase the chances of developing glaucoma?

According to some recent studies, it has been found that using Dianac Plus 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
  1. Fidelix TS, Macedo CR, Maxwell LJ, et al. Diacerein for osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(2):CD005117. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Marc Laboratories Limited, Plot No. 112, HP HIDC, Baddi, Solan-173205, Himachal Pradesh, India
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