The use of analgesics in the management of pain in rheumatic diseases.


Journal Article (Review)

Pain is the most common complaint of patients who see rheumatologists. In this article, the current treatment options for pain are reviewed; these include acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, new specific cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, opioid analgesics, centrally acting muscle relaxants, antidepressants, and topical analgesics and counterirritants. The doses of medication and known adverse effects of these medications are highlighted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moreland, LW; St Clair, EW

Published Date

  • February 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 153 - vii

PubMed ID

  • 10083963

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10083963

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-857X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70059-4


  • eng