What is Cartidin (Diacerein) used for?
Cartidin (Diacerein), also known as diacetylrhein is used to treat the symptoms of osteoarthritis. This drug works differently than other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by inhibiting the stimulation of a certain protein, known as interleukin-1 beta. It also may help to prevent the breakdown of cartilage, while at the same time relieving pain and reducing inflammation. It is also believed that this drug has a positive effect in slowing the progress of osteoarthritis in the hip.
How should I use Cartidin (Diacerein)?
Cartidin (Diacerein) capsules are swallowed orally. The exact dosage varies, depending on the specific condition being treated and the patient's medical history. Patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication, so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. You should never exceed the dosage prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Cartidin (Diacerein)?
Some side effects may occur as a result of taking Cartidin (Diacerein), such as:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if any other side effects occur.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Cartidin (Diacerein). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication is not suitable for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.