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Diacerein is used in osteoarthritis

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal cramp, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

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Expert advice

  • 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



What is diacerein used for?
Diacerein is used for treating swelling and pain in the joints due to osteoarthritis


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


Is diacerein safe?
Diacerein is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor

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Is diacerein a steroid or painkiller?
Diacerein is not a steroid or pain killer


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 06 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)