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Does Cartigen forte,Diacerein and Deflazacort have any side effects?

Hi Doctor,My mother have knee pain and we have consulted one doctor and he prescribed some medicines. The medicines include Cartigen forte ,Diacerein and Deflazacort. Please can you tell me for what purpose we have to intake these tablets.And whether there are any side effects having these.
Thu, 6 Feb 2020
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Hi,

1. Cartigen forte is a nutritional supplement used in osteoarthritic patients. It reduces pain, disease progression and improves joint mobility.It also timulates cartilage synthesis & delays cartilage degeneration and breakdown. It is common side effects include bloating sensation, constipation or stomach upset.
2. Diacerein is used to relieve pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis. Its common side effects include stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, liver dysfunction and allergic skin reaction
3. Deflazacort is a steroid used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of arthritis. Its common side effects include gastritis, peptic ulcer, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, weight gain, osteoporosis, and cataract.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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Does Cartigen forte,Diacerein and Deflazacort have any side effects?

Hi, 1. Cartigen forte is a nutritional supplement used in osteoarthritic patients. It reduces pain, disease progression and improves joint mobility.It also timulates cartilage synthesis & delays cartilage degeneration and breakdown. It is common side effects include bloating sensation, constipation or stomach upset. 2. Diacerein is used to relieve pain and swelling associated with osteoarthritis. Its common side effects include stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, liver dysfunction and allergic skin reaction 3. Deflazacort is a steroid used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of arthritis. Its common side effects include gastritis, peptic ulcer, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, weight gain, osteoporosis, and cataract. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician