Diacerein Pharmacology


About Diacerein
Interleukin-1 inhibitor, anthraquinones derivative, disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drug -NSAID, Anti osteoarthritic and cartilage-stimulating properties.
Mechanism of Action of Diacerein
Diacerein is an antirheumatic drug. It produces its action by inhibiting Interleukin-1. It is a disease modifying anti-rheumatoid drug used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis and chronic inflammatory arthritis.
Diacerein is a slow-acting, symptom-modifying and disease-structure modifying drug for osteoarthritis. In arthritis the cartilage that protects the ends of the bones breaks down and causes pain and swelling. Diacerein may slow down the breakdown of cartilage and relieve pain and swelling.
Pharmacokinets of Diacerein
Absorption: It is orally absorbed. Distribution: It is distributed mainly in protein bound form. Metabolism: It undergoes metabolism in the liver. Excretion: It is excreted mainly through urine.
Onset of Action for Diacerein
Duration of Action for Diacerein
Half Life of Diacerein
4 - 5 hours
Side Effects of Diacerein
3.Soft stools
4.Stomach pain
5.Frequent bowel movements
Contra-indications of Diacerein
Hypersensitivity to Diacerein
Special Precautions while taking Diacerein
1.Hepatic impairment
2.Renal impairment
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Not recommended
Indications for Diacerein
Interactions for Diacerein
Typical Dosage for Diacerein
Adult: 100 mg / day in two divided doses.
Schedule of Diacerein
Storage Requirements for Diacerein
Stored in cool airtight container. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Diacerein
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Diacerein
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment

Home Delivery for Diacerein in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for diacerein and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for diacerein may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take diacerein only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for diacerein before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for diacerein with the pharmacy.

Diacerein is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for diacerein might be better known than diacerein itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have diacerein in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for diacerein.