Information about Diosmin

    Diosmin uses

    Diosmin is used in the treatment of varicose veins.

    How diosmin works

    Diosmin belongs to a class of drugs called flavonoids. It works by dilating the blood vessels and causing a decrease in blood pressure in the veins. Diosmin also decreases swelling and inflammation by reducing levels of some chemicals (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation, thereby restoring normal vein function.

    Common side effects of diosmin

    Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Headache

    Available Medicine for Diosmin

    • ₹114 to ₹185
      Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹7 to ₹309
      Walter Bushnell
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹98
      Panbross Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Diosmin

    • Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration.
    • Chronic venous insufficiency, chronic hemorrhoids and leg ulcers: 500 mg twice daily. 
    • Acute hemorrhoidal attacks: 3 g once daily for 4 days followed by 2 g per day for 3 days. 
    • Internal hemorrhoids: 1.5 g twice daily for 4 days followed by 1 g twice daily for 3 days
    • Do not take diosmin for more than three months.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Diosmin


    Q. Is Diosmin a blood thinner?
    Diosmin acts by dilating the blood vessels, especially veins. It is not known to be used as a blood thinner
    Q. Does Diosmin lower or raise blood pressure?
    Though, Diosmin acts by dilating the blood vessels, it is not known to lower or raise blood vessels.
    Q. Does Diosmin cause constipation?
    Diosmin may cause diarrhea, but is not known to cause constipation.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)