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
- nonnarcotic analgesic combinations
- nonnarcotic analgesics
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, called NSAIDs
- topical analgesics
- What side effects of arthritis medication should I watch for?
- Arthritis Physical Exam: What is my doctor looking for?
- Am I at risk for osteoarthritis?
- How much should I exercise to help my osteoarthritis?
- What do I need to know about alternative and complementary arthritis therapies?
- Does stress affect my arthritis?
- What causes arthritis symptoms?
- What does arthritis feel like?