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What is the specific type of arthritis medication I'm taking?

Your osteoarthritis management program may include several types of medications. While all types of arthritis medications are effective, a medication that works well for one person may not work at all for another. If one medication does not work well for you, talk with your doctor.

Types of Osteoarthritis Medications

  • COX-2 inhibitors
  • injectable corticosteroids
  • injectable hyaluronic acid
  • narcotic analgesic combinations
  • neutraceuticals
  • nonnarcotic analgesic combinations
  • nonnarcotic analgesics
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, called NSAIDs
  • topical analgesics