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Recartin 50mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Recartin 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It lowers pain and swelling and helps the stiff joints to heal quickly. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines.

Recartin 50mg Tablet is to be taken with food. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tells you it is alright to stop. Along with taking the medicine, exercise regularly to strengthen muscles around the affected joint and manage your weight.

Use of this medicine may cause some common side effects like diarrhea or discoloration of urine. If these side effects do no go away with time or bother you, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Regular monitoring of blood sugar level, especially in diabetic patients is important while taking this medicine, as it may increase your blood sugar level. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.

Side effects of Recartin Tablet

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Urine discoloration

How to use Recartin 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. Recartin 50mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Recartin Tablet works

Recartin 50mg Tablet 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).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Recartin 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Recartin 50mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Recartin 50mg 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 Recartin 50mg 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
Recartin 50mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Recartin 50mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
UNSAFE
Recartin 50mg 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 Recartin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Recartin 50mg Tablet, 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.
Recartin 50mg Tablet
₹9.43/Tablet
Mycer 50mg Tablet
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₹9.9/Tablet
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Kavcerein 50mg Tablet
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₹11.9/Tablet
26% costlier
Tavrop 50mg Tablet
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₹12.5/Tablet
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Dik 50mg Tablet
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₹13.5/Tablet
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Maxrene 50mg Tablet
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₹15.5/Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Recartin 50mg Tablet helps relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  • Exercise to strengthen muscles around the affected joint and manage your weight along with taking this medication.
  • 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.
  • Do not take Recartin 50mg Tablet if you are suffering from diarrhea or are above 60 years of age.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve even after two to three months of taking the medication.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Recartin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabinese
SERIOUS
Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diabic
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Pain in hip joint and kneejointy
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Check your S-URIC ACID levels and Vitamin-D levelsalso do X-rays of hip and knee joints and share it
I had been a biologist by professopn and was used to travel. Presently also i walk about 8kms daily. My problem is lower back and knees. I am not able to sit for longer as it hurts me in both knees while standing. While coming down an incline i feel more pain in knees.
Vipul Aggarwal
You seem to be suffering from osteoarthritis of your knee joints please get me x-rays done and send me
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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.
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References
  1. Fidelix S.A, MaxwellT J, et al. Diacerein for osteoarthritis. Cochrane Systematic Review. 2014. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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