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Flashcards in Osteoarthritis Drugs Deck (10):
1

the drug of choice for osteoarthritis is dependent on what?

severity of disease and presence/absence of local inflammatory changes

2

what are the drugs for osteoarthritis

GOT CAND

Glucocorticoids
Opioids
Tramadol
Capsaicin
Acetaminophen
NSAIDs
Duloxetine

3

first line for mild to moderate osteoarthritic pain without signs/symptoms of inflammation

acetaminophen

4

when do you use NSAIDs for osteoarthritis

if acetaminophen is not satisfactory or there are signs/symptoms of inflammation

5

topical gel or solution for local treatment of osteoarthritis

Diclofenac

6

what is Duloxetine in terms of osteoarthritis

selective SNRI used for chronic musculoskeletal pain

7

opioids used as last resort for intractable osteoarthritic pain

hydrocodone
morphine
oxycodone

8

when is Capsaicin used

-patients with inadequate benefit from NSAIDs
-patients that can't tolerate NSAIDs
-when contraindications to use of NSAIDs

9

adverse effects of Capsaicin

-severe skin burns and nerve damage at site of application
-dried residue can cause coughing, sneezing, eye irritation

10

glucocorticoids used when one or few joints affected by osteoarthritis

Betamethasone
Triamcinolone

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