Symptomatic treatment of functional symptoms and signs of osteoarthritis

Active Ingredient: Diacerein

Indication for Diacerein

Population group: only adults (18 - 65 years old)
Therapeutic intent: Curative procedure

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

50 mg 2 times daily


Dosage regimens

Oral, 50 milligrams diacerein, once daily to dinner, over the duration of 2 to 4 weeks. Afterwards, oral, 50 milligrams diacerein, 2 times daily to meals, over the duration of 5 months.

Detailed description

The recommended dosage is 2 capsules daily, 1 in the morning, 1 in the evening.

Action onset is deferred: a period of 30 to 45 days precedes analgesic effect onset. Treatment may therefore have to be initiated with standard immediate action onset analgesics/anti-inflammatories.

Dosage considerations

The diacerein capsules should be swallowed whole, without chewing, with a glass of water, preferably during a meal.

Active ingredient


Diacerein is an anthraquinone derivative which has moderate anti-inflammatory activity. It is anti-inflammatory at high doses and devoid of any irritant effect on the stomach.

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