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Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update

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Conclusions (2 of 2)

Evidence suggests that age, comorbid conditions, and concomitant medication are key considerations affecting decisionmaking. The evidence concerning the use of glucosamine and chondroitin appears unresolved and may not directly apply to unregulated products available in the United States. There is evidence that the topical NSAID diclofenac works as effectively as the oral agent.