Treatment of symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, with delayed effect.
Treatment with diacerein is not recommended in patients with rapidly progressive hip osteoarthritis, as they may have a weaker response to diacerein.
Dosage/Direction for Use
For Adults only: As some patients may experience loose stools or diarrhoea, the recommended starting dose is 50 mg once daily with evening meal for the first 2 to 4 weeks of treatment, after which the recommended daily dose is 50 mg twice daily. The treatment should be taken with food, one with breakfast and the other with evening meal. The capsules must be swallowed intact, without opening them, together with a glass of water. Diacerein is not recommended in patients older than 65 years.
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