Pharmacologic management of osteoarthritis-related pain in older adults.

  title={Pharmacologic management of osteoarthritis-related pain in older adults.},
  author={Manney Carrington Reid and Rouzi Shengelia and Samantha J Parker},
  journal={The American journal of nursing},
  volume={112 3 Suppl 1},
OVERVIEW Because pain is a common and debilitating symptom of osteoarthritis in older adults, the authors reviewed data on the efficacy and safety of commonly used oral, topical, and intraarticular drug therapies in this population. A search of several databases found that most studies have focused on knee osteoarthritis and reported only short-term outcomes. Also, treatment efficacy was found to vary by drug class; the smallest effect was observed with acetaminophen and the largest with… CONTINUE READING