Arilex Capsule 10'S

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(Inclusive of all taxes) *10 Capsule(s) in a Strip * Mfr: Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd * Country of Origin: NA



INTRODUCTION

ARILEX contain diacerein which belongs to a group of medicine called anthraquinones. It is used for symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a disease characterized by degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bones within a joint as well as bony overgrowth. The breakdown of these tissue eventually leads to pain and joint stiffness. The joints most affected are the knees, hips, and those in the hands and spine.

It works by building cartilage (soft connective tissue around the joints) leading to joint repair. It also lowers pain and inflammation (swelling). The common side effects are diarrhoea, soft stools, abdominal pain, frequent bowel movements, flatulence, skin effects such as rash, itching, eczema.

Always take ARILEX exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with food and try to take at the same time each day. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 15 years. Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF ARILEX

  • Used for symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis

HOW ARILEX WORKS

ARILEX works by building cartilage (soft connective tissue around the joints) leading to joint repair. It also lowers pain and inflammation (swelling).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take ARILEX exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with food and try to take at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ARILEX

SERIOUS

  • jaundice (yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin)
  • changes in the color of the urine (from yellow to orange to red or even brown)
  • pigmentation of the intestinal mucosa
  • reduced consciousness or itching of the skin

COMMON

  • diarrhoea
  • soft stools
  • abdominal pain
  • frequent bowel movements
  • flatulence
  • skin effects such as rash, itching, eczema

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhoea:

Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.

Abdominal pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meal. Applying heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ARILEX is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

ARILEX is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ARILEX.

KIDNEY

ARILEX should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

ARILEX is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take ARILEX if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to diacerein or any other ingredients in this medicine.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • colitis, crohn's disease
  • partial/complete intestinal obstructions or from abdominal pain
  • impaired function of urinary system
  • severe diarrhoea
  • 65 years of age or older

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • laxatives such as rhein
  • antacids
  • diuretics
  • digoxin or other glycosides (used for heart treatment)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Diacerein
Pharmacological Category :   Anthraquinones
Therapeutic Indication :   Osteoarthritis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT ARILEX

Is ARILEX a steroid or painkiller?

No, it is not a steroid or pain killer.

Is ARILEX safe?

Yes, it is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor.

Can I take ARILEX during liver disease?

No, it is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor.

REFERENCES

1. Karel Pavelka,1 Olivier Bruyère, corresponding author2 Cyrus Cooper,3 John A. Kanis,4 Burkhard F. Leeb,5 Emmanuel Maheu,6 Johanne Martel-Pelletier,7 Jordi Monfort,8 Jean-Pierre Pelletier,7 René Rizzoli,9 and Jean-Yves Reginster2. Diacerein: Benefits, Risks and Place in the Management of Osteoarthritis. An Opinion-Based Report from the ESCEO. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 5 Feb 2016. [Accessed 17 Dec 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756045/

2. T S A Fidelix 1, B G D O Soares, V F M Trevisani. Diacerein for osteoarthritis. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. 25 Jan 2006. [Accessed 17 Dec 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16437519/

3. Trima israel pharmaceutical products maabarot Ltd, Nov 2015; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Accessed 17 Dec 2020] https://data.health.gov.il/drugs/alonim/Diatrim_eng_1462364199647.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Calcium
  • Rheumatoid Factor IgG Antibody
  • Rheumatoid Factor IgM Antibody

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Country Of Origin
    NA
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