Information about Diacerein

Diacerein uses

Diacerein is used in osteoarthritis.

Common side effects of diacerein

Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea.

Available Medicine for Diacerein

  • ₹87 to ₹150
    Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹101
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹83
    Abbott India Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹98
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹79
    Pulse Pharmaceuticals
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹81 to ₹500
    Pacific Drugs & Chemicals
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹116
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹73
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹56
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹84 to ₹125
    Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)

Expert advice for Diacerein

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Diacerein


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
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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.

Content on this page was last updated on 09 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)