IUPAC NAME :- 4,5-diacetyloxy-9,10-dioxo-anthracene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS NO. :- 13739-02-1
FORMULA :- C19H12O8
SYNONYMS :- Diacerhein; 4,5-Bis(acetyloxy)-9,10-dioxo-2-anthracenecarboxylic acid; 4,5-bis(acetyloxy)-9,10-dioxo-9,10-dihydroanthracene-2-carboxylic acid; 1,8-Diacetoxy-3-carboxyanthraquinone
APPLICATION :- Treatment of Osteoarthritis (Prevent cartilage destruction)
DESCRIPTION :- Diacerein is also known as Diacetylrhein. Diacerein is used for treatment of Osteoarthritis.
It works by inhibiting the synthesis of Interlukin-1, the main cytokine involved in cartilage destruction and enhances the synthesis of Proteoglycans & Hyluronic Acid which are the principal components of cartilage.