The Arthroker: instruction manual, price, reviews, analogues of capsules Arthrocera
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Артрокер user guide

Артрокер user guide

Group: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Pharmacological properties

The main active substance of the drug is diacerein. This substance slows down the aging and destruction of cartilage in osteoarthritis. With prolonged therapy helps to restore cartilaginous tissue.


The drug is quickly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. The drug can be taken with food, which provides its absorption by 20% more. Diacerein is maximally concentrated in plasma after 2.5 hours, partial excretion after 4.5-5 hours. More than 30% is excreted by the kidneys.  

Indications for use of the drug

Primary and secondary osteoarthritis.

Primary osteoarthritis develops without obvious causes, the main localization:  

  • Hip joints;
  • Spine;
  • Joints of feet;
  • Knee joints.

Secondary osteoarthritis develops against the background of the following:  

  • Congenital or acquired diseases;
  • After injuries of different severity;
  • In the presence of diseases: Wilson, Gaucher;
  • diabetes;
  • Calcium deposits;
  • Charcot's disease.


These drugs are contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Possible allergic reactions to the composition of the drug;
  • Increased sensitivity to laxatives;
  • Is not recommended for children under 18 years of age;
  • Pregnancy and the period of breastfeeding;
  • Diseases of the digestive tract;
  • Acute liver or kidney pathology;
  • Do not take patients with lactose intolerance

The drug with caution is assigned to patients who have irritation of the lower intestine. In this case, therapy with the drug should be under the supervision of the attending physician.

Dosage of the drug

The arthroker takes 1 capsule 2 times a day after meals (in the morning and in the evening), drinking at least 150 ml of purified water. The therapeutic effect can be observed after 15-25 days.

The course of treatment for this drug should not be more than 4 months. Also, as prescribed by the doctor, the drug can be taken by courses. Duration and interruptions between treatment are established by the attending physician.

Side effects

At first, the following side effects can occur:

  • Allergic reactions, in case of hypersensitivity to one of the components of the agent;
  • Nausea, in more rare cases, vomiting;
  • diarrhea;
  • Pain in the abdomen;
  • Blood pressure jumps.

When this symptom appears, the dose should be reduced to 1 capsule once a day. If side effects did not stop with a decrease in dose, you should consult your doctor regarding the drug cancellation or replacement with a similar drug.

When the drug is taken, the urine can be painted more yellow, this effect of treatment cancellation or dose reduction does not require.


If you use the drug in a dose higher than recommended, you may experience: nausea, weakness, diarrhea.

It is necessary to consult a doctor, the treatment will be prescribed depending on the symptoms manifested.

If a child accidentally swallowed a pill, it is necessary to see a doctor, it may be prescribed a gastric lavage.  

Interaction of Artrocker with other drugs

Simultaneous administration of an arthroker and drugs for the treatment of acid-dependent patients, can reduce the absorption of the drug.

Do not recommend taking with medications that contain high amounts of fiber.

The drug should not be administered with antibiotics or chemotherapy, as unwanted side effects from the gastrointestinal tract may occur.


The main active substance: Diacerein, in a dosage of 50.0 mg.

Additional substances: lactose, povidone, enterosorbent (silicon dioxide).

Capsule gelatinous (solid) composition: gelatin, purified water, food coloring.

Gelatin capsule, hard (cap), composition: purified water, gelatin, food color yellow, floxin B.

Capsules contain powder in granules, light yellow or yellow.

special instructions

The therapeutic effect of the drug comes after a certain time and depends on the desired result. Atroker can be taken with anesthetics, narcotic drugs and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

With long-term treatment requires a constant control of liver enzymes, blood and kidney work. If the indicators deviate significantly from the norm, the doctor should prescribe another dosage of the remedy.

Form of issue

Capsules of 50 mg in a package of 10 pieces. Each package can contain 3 or 10 blisters.


Store in a dry place, protected from sunlight, out of the reach of children.

Shelf life 3 years from the date of manufacture.

The drug is dispensed by prescription.

Артрокер: reviews of doctors

This drug is a delayed action. However, in comparison with other similar means, the therapeutic effect after Arthrocker persists much longer. In the process of treatment, the patient needs less additional painkillers. The arthroker not only eliminates the inflammatory process, but also slows the development of osteoarthritis.

The most effective drug was with osteoarthritis of the hip joint. The study showed that with a long course of treatment of 2.5-3 years, the process of narrowing the joint gap significantly slowed down.

It has also been found that side effects occur only in some patients, in the form of problems with the intestines (pain or diarrhea). Approximately after 10 days of administration, side effects are significantly reduced or completely disappear.

Some patients noted the positive effect of taking the medication after 4-5 weeks. Especially, this applies to pain in the spine. It was noted that the pain syndrome became less severe and an additional pain medication is not needed.

The effect of the drug in older age is slowed, so the effect of the drug can be seen after 3.5-4 months.

Arthroker analogues

Diacerein, Diacerein-Mack, Movagein, Diaflex Rompharm, Artrodarin.

Price of the arthroker

Arthrocer capsules 50 mg, 30 pcs. - from 963 rubles.

Arthroker capsules 50 mg, 100 pcs. - from 2460 rubles.

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    I liked it very much

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