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Osicare Plus Tablet

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Product introduction

Osicare Plus 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.

Osicare Plus 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 Osicare Plus Tablet

Benefits of Osicare Plus Tablet

In Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints of your hands, knees, hips, and spine. Osicare Plus Tablet helps you manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis and restore mobility. Mild symptoms of osteoarthritis can sometimes be managed by doing light exercises, losing weight, and by wearing suitable footwear.

Side effects of Osicare Plus 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 Osicare Plus

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Urine discoloration
  • Heartburn

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

How Osicare Plus Tablet works

Osicare 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.

Safety advice

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

What if you forget to take Osicare Plus Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Osicare Plus Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Osicare 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.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve even after two to three months of taking the medication.

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Patient concerns

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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
Orthopaedics
She might be having Cervical spondylosis, send the Xray of Knee, & Xray Cervical spine if you have, for further consultation.
I have pain in my left wrist which starts from the upper movement of thumb. I have been prescribed OSICARE DS on alternate day along with cool gel pack application thrice a day. I have come relief but not fully recovered.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
continue ice packs Apply Dynapar QPS spray And use Thumb Spica brace" for 2 weeks"
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FAQs

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

You may need to take Osicare Plus 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 Osicare Plus Tablet?

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

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Osicare Plus 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 Osicare Plus Tablet increase the chances of developing glaucoma?

According to some recent studies, it has been found that using Osicare Plus 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

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Systopic Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., 101, Pragati Chambers, Commercial Complex, Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi-110008
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: October, 2024

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