Diosmin

Description

Diosmin is a semi-synthetic medicine extracted from plants. It is used for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Your doctor may also prescribe Diosmin as a medicine or a supplement in many other conditions which are not listed here. It is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Diosmin

  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Difficulty in falling asleep
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Dizziness and Drowsiness
  • Cramps and muscle spasm
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Presence of blood in stool
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Uses of Diosmin

What is it prescribed for?

  • Venous circulatory disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required by this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine 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.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to diosmin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Liver diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving and operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience dizziness or drowsiness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

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

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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 this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
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
This medicine works by reducing swelling and improving the circulation of blood in the veins and the capillaries.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Vasoprotective agent, Bioflavonoids

Schedule

Schedule H

Diosmin [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 26 September 2018]. Available from:

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

Diosmin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 26 September 2018]. Available from:

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

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Information on this page was last updated on 23 Jan 2019

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