Diosmin

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About

Diosmin is a type of plant chemical found mainly in citrus fruits. People use diosmin to make medicine.

Diosmin is used for treating various disorders of blood vessels including hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation in the legs (venous stasis), and bleeding (hemorrhage) in the eye or gums. It is also used to treat swelling of the arms (lymphedema) following breast cancer surgery, and to protect against liver toxicity. It is often taken in combination with hesperidin, another plant chemical.

How it works

Diosmin might help treat hemorrhoids by reducing swelling (inflammation), and restoring normal vein function.

Effectiveness

Possibly Effective
Treating hemorrhoids and preventing recurrence, when used in combination with hesperidin
Treating leg ulcers caused by poor circulation, when used in combination with hesperidin

Concerns

Diosmin is safe for most people when used short-term for up to three months. It can cause some side effects such as stomach and abdominal pain, diarrhea, and headache.Do not take diosmin for more than three months without medical supervision.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of diosmin duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Diosmin.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.