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    Information about Diacerein

    Diacerein uses

    Diacerein is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis of knee and hip joints.

    How diacerein works

    Diacerein blocks the chemicals that cause inflammation and pain. It builds cartilage (the hard connective tissue in the bones near the joints) in the body.

    Common side effects of diacerein

    Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea

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    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

    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 11 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)