Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update
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.
Keywords: conclusions | age | comorbid conditions | concomitant medications | glucosamine | chondroitin | topical NSAIDs
- Chou R, McDonagh M, Nakamoto E, et al. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Analgesics for Osteoarthritis: An Update of the 2006 Report. Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 38 (Prepared by Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. HHSA 290-2007-10057-I). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; October 2011. AHRQ Publication No. 11(12)-EHC076-EF. Available at: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/reports/analgesicsupdate.cfm.
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