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Ortholix OD Tablet

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Ortholix OD 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.

Ortholix OD 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 Ortholix OD Tablet

Side effects of Ortholix OD Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ortholix OD

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Urine discoloration
  • Heartburn

How to use Ortholix OD 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. Ortholix OD Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ortholix OD Tablet works

Ortholix OD 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 Ortholix OD Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ortholix OD Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ortholix OD 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 Ortholix OD 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
Ortholix OD Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ortholix OD Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Ortholix OD Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • Ortholix OD 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 Ortholix OD 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.

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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to take Ortholix OD Tablet 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 Ortholix OD Tablet take to show an effect?

You may need to take Ortholix OD Tablet 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 Ortholix OD Tablet?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ortholix OD Tablet?

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 Ortholix OD Tablet increase the chances of developing glaucoma?

According to some recent studies, it has been found that using Ortholix OD Tablet 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
  2. Drugs.com. Glucosamine. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. ScienceDirect. Diacerein. [Accessed 07 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Glucosamine. Dublin, Ireland: Blue Bio Pharmaceuticals Ltd. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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