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Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis (Consumer Guide)


Description

Choosing Pain Medicine For Osteoarthritis is a guide to help consumers work with their doctors or nurses to choose pain-relief medicine for osteoarthritis. It provides information on the risks and benefits of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and prescription (Rx) drugs used for treatment. It also includes charts to compare the prices of different prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available in English at: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/repFiles/Osteoarthritis_Consumer_Guide.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)
This tool is available in Spanish at: http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/repFiles/Osteo_Spanish.pdf

Developer

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), John M. Eisenberg Center at Oregon Health and Science University

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


QualityTool Topic

asp:qt-topic-replace-me


History

  • Release Date: 01/2007
  • Review Date: 11/2007
  • Recent Summary: 12/2007
  • Original Summary: 02/2007
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Last updated: May 09, 2012.