When should COX-2 selective NSAIDs be used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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When should COX-2 selective NSAIDs be used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

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Title: When should COX-2 selective NSAIDs be used for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?
Author: Lo, Vincent; Meadows, Susan E.
Keywords: acetaminophen
side effects
pain relief
Date: 2006-03
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 55(3) 2006: 260-262.
Abstract: Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are as effective as acetaminophen and nonselective NSAIDs in treating of osteoarthritis, and are equally effective in reducing pain and inflammation and improving of joint function for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, when compared with nonselective NSAIDs. The COX-2 selective NSAIDs also have a better gastrointestinal safety profile in short-term (6-12 month) treatment (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials withpatient-oriented outcomes).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3584

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