DICARIS contain levamisole which belongs to a group of medicine called immune-modulating agents. It is used to treat Steroid Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome (SSNS). It is used during and following a therapy with prednisone or prednisolone.
Steroid Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome is a rare primary glomerulopathy of unknown cause characterized by edema, nephrotic-range proteinuria and hypoalbuminemia that responds to standard prednisone treatment within 4-6 weeks.
The common side effects are nervousness, sleepiness, depression, nausea, vomiting, reduced appetite, diarrhoea, constipation, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) (symptoms such as stomach pain), skin rash and inflammation, malformations of the skin such as red swollen spots, muscle and joint pain, inflammation of the mouth, change to your odour.
DICARIS works by restoring depressed immune function rather than to stimulate response to above-normal levels. This medicine can be taken with some water or, if necessary, with custard or any appropriate liquid.
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.