Which medications in the drug class Analgesics, Other are used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis?

Updated: Oct 12, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Analgesics, Other

Pain control is essential to the management of osteoarthritis. The goals of treatment include pain alleviation and improvement of functional status.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

An initial trial with acetaminophen is warranted in patients with mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis symptoms who do not derive sufficient relief from nonpharmacologic measures. Acetaminophen is the drug of choice for patients who have a documented hypersensitivity to aspirin or NSAIDs, who have a history of upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract disease, or who are on anticoagulants.

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