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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.

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bioflavonoids / zinc glycinate systemic (More...)
class: vitamin and mineral combinations
0 reviews
   
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10
diflunisal systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
2 reviews
   
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9.7
esomeprazole / naproxen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
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9.5
triamcinolone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
2 reviews
   
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9.5
valdecoxib systemic (More...)
class: cox-2 inhibitors
3 reviews
   
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9.3
chondroitin / glucosamine systemic (More...)
class: nutraceutical products
1 review
   
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9.0
methylprednisolone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
5 reviews
   
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8.9
diclofenac topical (Pro, More...)
class: topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
38 reviews
   
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8.7
acetaminophen / codeine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: narcotic analgesic combinations
3 reviews
   
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8.7
ketoprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
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8.7
piroxicam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
7 reviews
   
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8.5
chondroitin / glucosamine / methylsulfonylmethane systemic (More...)
class: nutraceutical products
2 reviews
   
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8.5
diclofenac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
42 reviews
   
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8.4
capsaicin topical (Pro, More...)
class: miscellaneous topical agents
3 reviews
   
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8.4
rofecoxib systemic (More...)
class: cox-2 inhibitors
10 reviews
   
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8.3
indomethacin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
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8.3
etodolac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
7 reviews
   
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8.1
diclofenac / misoprostol systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
19 reviews
   
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8.0
sodium hyaluronate systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
59 reviews
   
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7.9
hylan g-f 20 systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
17 reviews
   
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7.9
meloxicam systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
62 reviews
   
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7.8
hyaluronan systemic (More...)
class: viscosupplementation agents
40 reviews
   
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7.8
bioflavonoids systemic (Pro, More...)
class: vitamins
4 reviews
   
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7.8
naproxen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
21 reviews
   
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7.7
celecoxib systemic (Pro, More...)
class: cox-2 inhibitors
36 reviews
   
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7.6
ibuprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
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7.0
trolamine salicylate topical (More...)
class: topical rubefacient
1 review
   
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7.0
salsalate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
1 review
   
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7.0
nabumetone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
8 reviews
   
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6.8
oxaprozin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
3 reviews
   
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6.8
duloxetine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
12 reviews
   
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6.7
acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine systemic (Pro, More...)
class: analgesic combinations
2 reviews
   
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6.7
acetaminophen / propoxyphene systemic (Pro, More...)
class: narcotic analgesic combinations
1 review
   
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6.5
sulindac systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
2 reviews
   
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6.0
aspirin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: platelet aggregation inhibitors, salicylates
1 review
   
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6.0
famotidine / ibuprofen systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
1 review
   
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5.0
prednisone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
0 reviews
   
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5.0
choline salicylate / magnesium salicylate systemic (Pro, More...)
class: salicylates
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tolmetin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
0 reviewsNot rated
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betamethasone systemic (Pro, More...)
class: glucocorticoids
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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lansoprazole / naproxen systemic (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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flurbiprofen 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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methyl salicylate topical (More...)
class: topical rubefacient
0 reviewsNot rated
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acetaminophen / aspirin systemic (More...)
class: analgesic combinations
0 reviewsNot rated
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dactinomycin systemic (Pro, More...)
class: antibiotics/antineoplastics
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 scientifially 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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