Original Article

Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 215-223

Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor treatment of older osteoarthritis patients

  • Sara Jane AndersenAffiliated withDivisions of Rheumatology and Geriatrics, University of UtahVA Salt Lake City Health Care System

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Abstract

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.