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Analgesics for Osteoarthritis—An Update

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Background: Oral Nonopioid Analgesics Studied

The oral nonopioid analgesics studied include:

  • COX-2 selective NSAIDs: Celecoxib
  • Partially selective NSAIDs: Etodolac, meloxicam, and nabumetone
  • Nonaspirin nonselective NSAIDs: Diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen
  • Aspirin
  • Salsalate
  • Acetaminophen
  • Supplements: Chondroitin and glucosamine