Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 215–223

Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor treatment of older osteoarthritis patients


  • Sara Jane Andersen
    • VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
    • Divisions of Rheumatology and GeriatricsUniversity of Utah
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12019-003-0025-4

Cite this article as:
Andersen, S.J. Compr Ther (2003) 29: 215. doi:10.1007/s12019-003-0025-4


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often prescribed to treat osteoarthritis. Two cyclooxygenase isoenzymes prompted the development selective COX-2 inhibitors. The development, efficacy, and toxicity of COX-2 inhibitor treatment of osteoarthritis are summarized.

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