Clinical data seem to suggest activity for at least some agents that merit further investigation--these include vitamin A, vitamin C, megadose vitamins and COX2 inhibitors
Ong examines the prescription drugs usually prescribed for Arthritis - DMARDS, NSAIDS, and COX2 inhibitors
- and details their effects, how they work, and their side-effects.
Synvisc-One provides long-term pain relief for patients without the systemic safety risks associated with traditional OA therapies such as NSAIDs and COX2 inhibitors
," stated Xavier Chevalier M.
There are reasons to hope that the COX2 inhibitors
may stop premature labor, have anti-cancer effects, and prevent the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Acute pain is currently treated using several drug classes effective in decreasing pain intensity by a siginifcant level, namely opioids, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), COX2 (Cyclooxygenase2) inhibitors, weak COX1 (Cyclooxygenase1) and COX2 inhibitors
, and local anesthetics.
More costly COX2 inhibitors
should be reserved for patients who fail acetaminophen therapy, who have no history of congestive heart failure, and who are at high risk for developing a GI bleed or ulcer, he added