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Osteoarthritis Medications

Definition of Osteoarthritis:

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease causing deterioration of the joint cartilage (the softer parts of bones, which cushion their connections to each other) and the formation of new bone (bone spurs) at the margins of the joints.

Drugs (by generic name) associated with Osteoarthritis

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

Drug Name DownUp(View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
bioflavonoids / zinc glycinate systemic (More...)
class: vitamin and mineral combinations
0 reviews
   
10
diflunisal systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
2 reviews
   
9.7
esomeprazole / naproxen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
4 reviews
   
9.6
chondroitin / glucosamine systemic (More...)
class: nutraceutical products
1 review
   
9.0
methylprednisolone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
5 reviews
   
8.9
diclofenac topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
42 reviews
   
8.7
ketoprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
8.7
capsaicin topical (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous topical agents
5 reviews
   
8.6
diclofenac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
49 reviews
   
8.5
piroxicam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
7 reviews
   
8.5
chondroitin / glucosamine / methylsulfonylmethane systemic (More...)
class: nutraceutical products
3 reviews
   
8.5
hylan g-f 20 systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
31 reviews
   
8.3
rofecoxib systemic (More...)
class: cox-2 inhibitors
10 reviews
   
8.3
acetaminophen / codeine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: narcotic analgesic combinations
3 reviews
   
8.3
indomethacin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
8.3
meloxicam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
79 reviews
   
7.9
sodium hyaluronate systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
75 reviews
   
7.9
celecoxib systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cox-2 inhibitors
47 reviews
   
7.8
bioflavonoids systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vitamins
5 reviews
   
7.8
triamcinolone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
3 reviews
   
7.8
hyaluronan systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
53 reviews
   
7.7
trolamine salicylate topical (More...)
class: topical rubefacient
3 reviews
   
7.7
naproxen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
26 reviews
   
7.6
diclofenac / misoprostol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
21 reviews
   
7.6
etodolac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
9 reviews
   
7.6
duloxetine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
16 reviews
   
7.1
ibuprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
7.0
salsalate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
1 review
   
7.0
oxaprozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
6.8
acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: analgesic combinations
2 reviews
   
6.7
nabumetone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
9 reviews
   
6.3
sulindac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
6.0
aspirin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: platelet aggregation inhibitors, salicylates
1 review
   
6.0
prednisone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
0 reviews
   
5.0
famotidine / ibuprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
4.5
choline salicylate / magnesium salicylate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
0 reviewsNot rated
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betamethasone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
0 reviewsNot rated
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tolmetin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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acetaminophen / caffeine systemic (More...)
class: analgesic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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aluminum hydroxide / aspirin / calcium carbonate / magnesium hydroxide systemic (More...)
class: salicylates
0 reviewsNot rated
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cortisone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
0 reviewsNot rated
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dactinomycin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antibiotics/antineoplastics
0 reviewsNot rated
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flurbiprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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meclofenamate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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fenoprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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acetaminophen / aspirin systemic (More...)
class: analgesic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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methyl salicylate topical (More...)
class: topical rubefacient
0 reviewsNot rated
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Alternative treatments for Osteoarthritis

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Osteoarthritis. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Osteoarthritis.

Learn more about Osteoarthritis

Synonym(s): Arthritis, Osteoarthritis; Degenerative Arthritis; Degenerative joint disease; DJD; Gonarthrosis; Hypertrophic Osteoarthritis; Joint Pain; OA; Osteoarthrosis; Sacroiliac Arthritis

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