Medocerin Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Medocerin Capsule
Medocerin Capsule is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis of knee and hip joints.
Medocerin Capsule side effects
Common
  • Diarrhoea
  • Discoloration of urine
How to use Medocerin Capsule
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. Medocerin Capsule is to be taken with food.
How Medocerin Capsule works
Medocerin Capsule is a proteoglycan synthesis stimulator. It works by building cartilage (soft connective tissue around the joints) leading to joint repair. It also lowers pain and inflammation (swelling).
Medocerin Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Medocerin Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Medocerin Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Medocerin Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Medocerin Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Medocerin Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Medocerin Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Medocerin Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Medocerin Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Do not take diacerein, if you are allergic to diacerein or any of the other ingredient.
  • Consult your doctor before using diacerein, if you have a history of any kidney problems; liver disease; chronic inflammatory conditions of the gut; or any dehydration problems.
  • Avoid using diacerein, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Medocerin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Glunase
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Piobest, Piokind
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Miglicon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ripadep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tensorin, Zeptin, Tenefron
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic, Glywin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
SERIOUS

FAQs

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
25,Puliyur 2'nd Main Road, Trustpuram, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, Pincode 600024
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