Author Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
18 Feb 2020 | 05:25 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Osicare Plus Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
arrow
arrow

Overview

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

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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.
  • Coping with Heartburn
    Avoid foods that irritate the stomach such as alcohol, carbonated soft drinks, citrus, coffee, fatty foods or tomatoes. Eat or drink slowly. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. The reason being, large meals fill the stomach and put pressure, causing reflux. Quit smoking if you smoke, lose weight if you are overweight and avoid tight waistbands. Ask your doctor about medicines to treat this condition such as antacids. Do not lie down immediately after eating and wait for at least three hours before lying down after a meal. Raise the head of your bed. Talk to your doctor if your condition does not improve, they may be able to reduce the dosage or switch you to another medicine.

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.
Breastfeeding
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Osicare Plus Tablet
₹9.8/Tablet
Orbone Forte 50 mg/750 mg Tablet
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
₹14.63/Tablet
49% costlier
Jontil D 50mg/750mg Tablet
Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹15.4/Tablet
57% costlier
₹15.5/Tablet
58% costlier
Hilin-GM Tablet
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹17.27/Tablet
76% costlier
₹20.35/Tablet
108% costlier

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.
  • Side effects such as Nausea, Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and indigestion may occur with Osicare 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

arrow
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.
Is magnesium good for osteoarthritis? Which medicine should be taken?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Yes it is goodTake Cap Osteo-plus twice daily for 3 minths
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Osicare Plus Tablet ?

User Feedback


FAQs

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

You may need to take Osicare 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 Osicare Plus?

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

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

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

Related Products

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Want to share the information?

Disclaimer:

1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

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
A licensed vendor partner from your nearest location will deliver Osicare Plus Tablet. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your doctor's ℞ and the availability of this medicine.
MRP98  Get 15% OFF
Best Price
₹83.3
Valid only on the orders above ₹500
10 tablets in 1 strip
Add To Cart
Estimated delivery between Aug 8 - 9
The order should be placed with a valid prescription

Delivery time includes added precautions taken across warehouses for your safety
Delivering to
CHANGE
Additional offers
Paytm: Pay with Paytm and get cashback up to ₹500. Minimum cashback to be won is ₹50. Valid only for new Paytm customers with minimum order value of ₹1000 from 1st August to 31st August, 2020.
Show more show_more

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.