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Composition for DICIMAX GM

Glucosamine(NA),Diacerein(NA),Methyl Sulfonyl Methane(NA)

food interaction for DICIMAX GM

alcohol interaction for DICIMAX GM

pregnancy interaction for DICIMAX GM

lactation interaction for DICIMAX GM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DICIMAX GM

Glucosamine(NA)

Uses

Glucosamine is used in osteoarthritis.

How it works

Glucosamine is a sugar protein. It acts by building cartilage (the hard connective tissue located mainly on the bones near your joints) in the body.

Common side effects

Neck pain, Back pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Ear inflammation, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Loss of appetite
Diacerein(NA)

Uses

Diacerein is used in osteoarthritis.

How it works

Diacerein belongs to a class of medication call anthraquinones. It acts by blocking chemicals which cause inflammation and destruction of cartilage in the body.

Common side effects

Rash, Liver disorder, Colon pigmentation, Dark colored urine, Diarrhoea, Eczema, Soft stools, Stomach discomfort, Stomach pain
Methyl Sulfonyl Methane(NA)

Uses

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, muscular pain and rheumatoid arthritis.

How it works

NA

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Rash, Stomach upset

SUBSTITUTES for DICIMAX GM

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Expert advice for DICIMAX GM

  • Do not take glucosamine, if you are allergic to glucosamine or shell fish.
  • Avoid taking glucosamine, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: diabetes; high cholesterol or triglycerides; cancer; liver disease; asthma or breathing disorder.
  • Do not continue the glucosamine, if you are having surgery.

Frequently asked questions for DICIMAX GM

Glucosamine

Q.Is glucosamine good for joints/ arthritis?
Yes,glucosamine is used as an aid to relieve joint pain, swelling and stiffness due to arthritis

Q.Is glucosamine safe for diabetics?
No,it is not safe for diabetics. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q.Is glucosamine a steroid/ blood thinner?
No,it is a sugar protein and not a steroid/blood thinner

Q.How long can I take glucosamine for?
Patient may take glucosamine for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take glucosamine with statins/ calcium/ blood thinners/ levothyroxine/ beta blockers/ naproxen/ coffee/ warfarin/ blood pressure tablets?
Patient should not take glucosamine along with warfarin.Taking other medicines with glucosamine may alter the effects of glucosamine.Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does glucosamine increase weight/ cause gas/ affect blood pressure/ increase blood sugar?
Glucosamine causing these side effects is very rare. However consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

Diacerein

Q.What is diacerein used for?
Diacerein is used for treating swelling and pain in the joints due to osteoarthritis

Q.How does diacerein work?
Diacerein belongs to a class of medication call anthraquinones. It acts by blocking chemicals which cause inflammation and destruction of cartilage in the body

Q.Is diacerein safe?
Diacerein is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

Q.Is diacerein a steroid or painkiller?
Diacerein is not a steroid or pain killer

Q.What is diacerein with a glucosamine tab?
Diacerein is sometimes sold in combination with glucosamine for treating symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)