Musculoskeletal pain. NSAIDs, analgesics and non-drug approaches. Targeting treatment in OA. Other pharmaceutical options. Core Treatments. Other non-drug treatments. Self-management techniques. Relatively safe pharmaceutical options. Surgery.
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NSAIDs, analgesics and non-drug approaches
Other pharmaceutical options
Other non-drug treatments
Relatively safe pharmaceutical options
NICE Clinical Guideline 59:Osteoarthritis, Feb 2008
NSAID prescribing in England April to June 2007: % total items (4.3 million)
For the individual patient there will be a trade-off along each of these dimensions
Symptoms and response to treatment
For patients taking NSAIDs which carry a higher CV risk:
All of this particularly applies to those aged over 65 years