Diacerein is a medicine of anti-osteoarthrosis properties. It improves the composition of joints and prevents the degradation of cartilage. It has been indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis.It is also called osteoarthrosis or arthrosis.This medicine is sold in pharmacies, brand names,Artrodar or Artrolyt.Diacerein is sold in capsules at the dose of 50 mg.
What is it for
Diacerein is indicated for the treatment of osteoarthritis, or other degenerative joint changes.This medicine acts as an anti-inflammatory and stimulates the production of components of the cartilaginous matrix, such as collagen and proteoglycans..The main advantage of Diacerein is to have minimum side effects than the commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as stomach irritation or bleeding.
How to take
The recommended dose of Diacerein is 1 capsule of 50 mg per day for the first two weeks followed by 2 capsules per day for a period of not less than 6 months.
Possible side effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with the use of Diacerein are diarrhea, abdominal pain, change in color from urine to intense yellow or red, intestinal cramps and gas.
Who should not take
Diacerein is contraindicated for persons with a history of allergy such as pregnant women and children. It should also not be used by people who have intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease or severe liver disease.Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis and can affect the hands, hips, shoulders and knees. In OA, the cartilage that protects the ends of bones breaks and causes pain and inflammation.
Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are used to relieve pain and / or swelling. Diacerein is a slow-acting drug taken in the form of a pill that can delay cartilage deterioration and relieve pain and swelling. It can also be safe for the stomach. 42 out of every 100 patients who received diacerein had a reduction in joint space narrowing of at least 0.5 mm compared to 49 out of 100 patients who received a pill.