Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are topical NSAIDs effective in reducing pain in acute and chronic (including osteoarthritis) musculoskeletal pain?

Bottom-line:
In acute and chronic (like osteoarthritis) musculoskeletal pain^ topical NSAIDs are superior to placebo and equivalent to oral NSAIDs. Topical NSAIDs adverse event rates are not statistically greater than placebo.


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Publication Date: 2015-2-10
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 16:55:36