Table 5

Change in medication use by individuals between baseline and 36 months

Proportion of baseline users (n/N)


Therapy type used in month prior to visit

Used at both BL and 36 months

Used at BL but not 36 months


Acetaminophen

40.6% (41/101)

59.4% (60/101)

Prescription NSAIDs

26.2% (17/65)

73.8% (48/65)

OTC NSAIDs

39.1% (84/215)

60.9% (131/215)

Coxibs

31.6% (25/79)

68.4% (54/79)

Opioids

29.2% (7/24)

70.8% (17/24)

Chondroitin and/or glucosamine

61.8% (214/346)

38.2% (132/346)


BL, baseline; Coxibs, COX-II inhibitors; NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; OTC, over the counter.

Kingsbury et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R106   doi:10.1186/ar4286

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