What are the pharmacologic therapy options for osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Intra-articular pharmacologic therapy includes corticosteroid injection and viscosupplementation, which may provide pain relief and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the affected joint. (See Treatment.) Oral pharmacologic therapy begins with acetaminophen for mild or moderate pain without apparent inflammation.


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