ALLIES AGAINST ARTHRITIS

When it comes to arthritis treatment, there is no shortage of remedies available.The mainstays of treatment, of course, are the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Despite their widespread use, the properties of these agents often are not well understood.Pharmacists need to explain how these medications work so patients will use them properly. Patients may not realize that the NSAID reduces

When it comes to arthritis treatment, there is no shortage of remedies available.

The mainstays of treatment, of course, are the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Despite their widespread use, the properties of these agents often are not well understood.

Pharmacists need to explain how these medications work so patients will use them properly. Patients may not realize that the NSAID reduces inflammation as well as relieves pain.

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