Diosmin

Description

Diosmin is a semi-synthetic medicine extracted from citrus plants. It is used for the treatment of haemorrhoids (piles) and varicose veins (swollen veins seen in the legs and feet) caused by poor blood flow. Diosmin helps in increasing the blood flow in the blood vessels and improves blood circulation. It is also used to relieve swelling due to poor blood flow and accumulation of body fluids in the lymph nodes. Your doctor may also prescribe Diosmin as a medicine or a supplement in many other conditions which are not listed here. Side effects of Diosmin are dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain. Do not use this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. You can take Diosmin with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take it at around the same time every day. Never take more than the prescribed dose.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Diosmin

  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Presence of blood in stool
  • Skin rash

Uses of Diosmin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Varicose veins
  • Haemorrhoids
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by Diosmin to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which Diosmin remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported Diosmin.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    It is not known whether Diosmin will harm an unborn baby. Do not take Diosmin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Diosmin passes into breast milk. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using the medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Diosmin if you are previously allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of serious allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

It is not known whether Diosmin will harm an unborn baby. Do not take Diosmin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Diosmin passes into breast milk. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before using the medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

Diosmin is not meant for use in children unless directed by the doctor.

Bleeding disorders

Use Diosmin with extreme caution in patients with bleeding disorders. Treatment with Diosmin produces dilation of blood vessels that may exacerbate bleeding.

Driving and operating machinery

Diosmin may cause sleepiness or dizziness in some patients. Hence it is advised not to drive vehicles and operate heavy machinery after taking this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose of Diosmin as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an overdose with Diosmin.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Chlorzoxazone

Fexofenadine

Diclofenac

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Diosmin with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this medicine at around the same time daily. Do not use this medicine for more than three months without your doctor's advice.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Diosmin works by reducing the swelling and improving the blood flow in the veins and the capillaries.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Vasoprotective agent, Bioflavonoids

Schedule

Schedule H

Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2021. Diosmin. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 20 April 2021].

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/diosmin#section=Top>

Drugbank.ca. 2021. Diosmin | DrugBank Online. [online] Available at: < [Accessed 20 April 2021].

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB08995>

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 May 2021

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