Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(6), 1892-1908; doi:10.3390/ph3061892
Review

A Review of Topical Diclofenac Use in Musculoskeletal Disease

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Received: 22 April 2010; in revised form: 28 May 2010 / Accepted: 8 June 2010 / Published: 11 June 2010
(This article belongs to the collection Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
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Abstract: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in humans and its prevalence rises with age. Oral NSAIDs have potential associated toxicities that must be monitored for and can limit the use of these drugs in certain populations including people of older age. Topical NSAIDs are now being recognized as an option for the treatment strategy of osteoarthritis. We review the efficacy and safety of one of the most common topical NSAIDS, topical diclofenac, for the treatment of osteoarthritis.
Keywords: NSAIDs; musculoskeletal; osteoarthritis; diclofenac
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Nair, B.; Taylor-Gjevre, R. A Review of Topical Diclofenac Use in Musculoskeletal Disease. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 1892-1908.

AMA Style

Nair B, Taylor-Gjevre R. A Review of Topical Diclofenac Use in Musculoskeletal Disease. Pharmaceuticals. 2010; 3(6):1892-1908.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Nair, Bindu; Taylor-Gjevre, Regina. 2010. "A Review of Topical Diclofenac Use in Musculoskeletal Disease." Pharmaceuticals 3, no. 6: 1892-1908.


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