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Diosmin hesperidin: what is it for and how to take it

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Diosmin hesperidin: what is it for and how to take it
Diosmin hesperidin: what is it for and how to take it

Diosmin hesperidin are flavonoids extracted from citrus fruits that act on the circulatory system, normalizing and increasing the resistance of blood vessels, being indicated for the treatment of circulatory problems such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency or hemorrhoids, for example.

This medicine can be found in pharmacies or drugstores in the form of pills or powder, with the trade name Diosmin, and must be used with medical indication.


What is it for

Diosmin hesperidin is indicated for the treatment of diseases caused by poor circulation of blood vessels such as:

  • Varicose veins;
  • Hemorrhoids;
  • Chronic vascular insufficiency;
  • Varicose veins;
  • Heaviness in the legs.

In addition, diosmin hesperidin can be used to treat stasis dermatitis, a type of skin inflammation caused by blood pooling in the leg veins. Check out the symptoms of stasis dermatitis.

How to take it

The way to take diosmin hesperidin varies depending on the presentation, and includes:

  • Tablets: The recommended dose is 1 tablet containing 450 mg of diosmin and 50 mg of hesperidin, twice a day, morning and evening, with a meal. In the case of hemorrhoid attacks, the dose may be increased by the doctor to 2 tablets, 3 times a day for a period of 4 days, followed by taking 2 tablets, 2 times a day for a period of 3 days;
  • Powder: The recommended dose is 1 sachet per day, containing 900 mg of diosmin and 100 mg of hesperidin, diluted in 1 glass of water, taken in the morning. In the case of a hemorrhoid crisis, the doctor may increase the dose to 1 sachet up to 3 times a day for 4 days, returning to the initial dose of 1 sachet a day for another 3 days

Duration and dosages of treatment with diosmin + hesperidin may vary according to the disease and depend on medical advice.

Diosmin hesperidin should only be used by adults over 18 years of age and should be taken orally, always at the time instructed by the doctor. However, if you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember, but if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and wait for the next time to take it. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Possible side effects

Diosmin hesperidin is safe for most adults when taken in recommended doses and for a short period of time. However, when consumed in excessive amount or for more than 6 months, it can cause some side effects that include dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, or itching.

In addition, diosmin hesperidin can delay blood clotting and therefore should be discontinued 2 weeks before any surgery to prevent bleeding or hemorrhage, or as directed by your physician.

Who should not use

Diosmin hesperidin should not be used by children under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding women, by people with low blood pressure or who are taking anticoagulants such as warfarin, acetylsalicylic acid or clopidogrel, for example.

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