Etoricoxib improves pain, function and quality of life: results of a real-world effectiveness trial.

@article{Lin2010EtoricoxibIP,
  title={Etoricoxib improves pain, function and quality of life: results of a real-world effectiveness trial.},
  author={Hsiao-yi Lin and Tien-Tsai Cheng and J H Wang and Chyou-Shen Lee and Ming-Han Chen and Vanessa Lei and Christina Lac and Arnold R Gammaitoni and Steven S Smugar and Wen-Jer Chen},
  journal={International journal of rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={144-50}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of etoricoxib in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) with suboptimal response to existing pain regimens. METHODS A multicenter, prospective, open-label, single-arm study. OA patients (n = 500) taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other analgesics who had inadequate response as determined by their physicians (>or= 40 mm on a 0-100 mm pain scale) were switched directly to etoricoxib 60 mg once daily for 4 weeks without… CONTINUE READING

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