The main compound in the Daflon 500 is Diosmin. This drug is mainly used for treating internal hemorrhoids (piles) and is also an essential drug in treating varicose vein. Get to know how Daflon 500 works, its side effects, precautions, and contraindications where Daflon 500 is not suggested.
The other components of the drug are hesperidin 50mg which is micronized with 450 mg Diosmin. The drug contains excipients like Carboxymethylcellulose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (2910), polyethylene glycol 6000, microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate, talc, white beeswax, glycerol, sodium lauryl sulfate, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and titanium dioxide.
Daflon 500 Dosage
The Daflon 500 must be taken in the prescribed pattern as advised by the physician. It is recommended to swallow with water and must not be crushed or broken into pieces.
- The medication may be consumed with food or without food by fixing a definite time and time interval for each dose is specifically advised.
- If you have skipped the prescription, then the dosage must not be doubled on the next dosing time. You must leave that medication and continue as per the usually prescribed schedule.
Some brand manufacturers
Daflon 500 tablet is manufactured by Serdia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd. The key uses of the drug are treating varicose veins, Piles, Lymphedema. A pack of ten tablets is available in a price range between 114.50-180 INR.
The compound (Diosmin) is also sold under the name of Venusmin by Walter Bushnell, as Diosmin by Panbross Pharmaceutical and as Venex by Elder Pharmaceuticals.
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How does the medication work?
A Daflon 500 mg tablet when consumed ensues vascular-protective action. The drug majorly reduces inflammation in the veins by reducing the levels of the chemical messengers which are a potential cause of causing inflammation. Thus the key component diosmin acts by reestablishing the normal function of the vein and reducing inflammations.
Daflon 500 uses and benefits
The drug Daflon 500 belongs to the bioflavonoid class used mainly as a capillary stabilizing agent.
The imperative functions of the drug are in treating:
- Reduce swelling of varicose veins
Side Effects to be taken care of while consumption
- Stomach Pain
- A headache
- Abdominal pain
Careful with Contraindications
It is safe to be consumed for a regular duration of three months. The drug is not advised to be taken for a continuous duration of three months else the body develops habituation or shows adverse reactions.
Consuming alcohol, tobacco, smoking, caffeine and other alcoholic drinks must be avoided during the treatment of Daflon 500. It may cause further complications to the existing medical condition.
Breastfeeding and Pregnancy
There is no information and contraindications available for pregnant and lactating mothers.
Thus it is not advised to the lactating mothers to consume the drug unless your doctor has prescribed this medication.
The drug not reported to show any effect on fertility.
In humans, there is no data enlisted or reported of Daflon 500’s teratogenicity effect.
Appropriate Storage conditions
The drug must be stored at a temperature below 30 degrees of temperature.
There has been no exact case reported about drug interaction with this drug. Still, it is advised not to consume or co-administer the drug with other medications without prior contact with the medical prescriber.
- The drug does not cause any constipation effects.
- The drug is not reported to be as a blood thinning agent till date. It dilates the blood vessels majorly the veins in the human body.
- The drug dilated blood vessels; it has not been reported to cause a decrease In blood pressure values directly.
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Ms. Nikita Saraswat graduated as a gold medalist in B. Pharma from Uttar Pradesh Technical University in 2012. Subsequently, she has earned a Master in Pharmacology from Council of Scientific Research – Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow (CSIR-IITR). She currently serves as an Assistant Professor as well as pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. Nikita is also a passionate author who loves to keep herself updated with the latest advances in medicine and health. She regularly publishes her writings on medicine at HealthClues and has also published various research papers and healthcare books in reputed publications including the Bentham Science Journal, UGC and Clarivate Analytics indexed journals.