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ACE Report #4636
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Diacerein paired with diclofenac sodium improves pain and function in knee OA patients


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Diacerein as adjuvant to diclofenac sodium in osteoarthritis knee

Int J Rheum Dis. 2012 Feb;15(1):69-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2011.01648.x. Epub 2011 Sep 6

Contributing Authors: K Singh R Sharma J Rai

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Synopsis

74 patients were randomized to assess the clinical effectiveness of diacerein as an adjuvant to diclofenac sodium for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients received diclofenac sodium 75 mg once daily with either capsule diacerein 50 mg or matched placebo once daily for the first month and twice daily for the next 2 months. Results at 4 months revealed that the use of diacerein with d...

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