What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of cartilage causing the joints to rub together. Symptoms include tenderness, joint pain, stiffness, and joint tenderness.

Treatment for osteoarthritis include surgery, medication, and physical therapy. Common drug classes used to treat osteoarthritis are NSAID / prostaglandin combinations, NSAID / proton pump inhibitor combinations, NSAIDs, and corticosteroids.

Savings Tips for Osteoarthritis

  • Do Topical Medications Voltaren, Pennsaid, and Flector Work for Pain?

    April 30, 2015

    Joint pain from arthritis, an injury, or overuse often requires the use of anti-inflammatory medications. Many people hate taking pills by mouth because they can be hard on the stomach and kidneys. But do the topical options work? What are your options and which is the best?

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) topical options:

    In the United States, three topical NSAID products are approved to treat pain including Voltaren Gel (diclofenac sodium 1%), Pennsaid topical solution (diclofenac sodium 1. See More

  • 40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

    August 20, 2014

    For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

    What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

    Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

  • Generic Celebrex Approved!

    June 03, 2014

    Generic Celebrex (celecoxib) has been approved by the FDA as of May 30, 2014. Teva Pharmaceuticals received exclusive market rights for 180 days on the 100 mg, 200 mg, and 400 mg capsules, while Mylan Pharmaceuticals has also been approved to market the 50 mg capsules.

    When will generic celecoxib be available?

    Mylan Pharmaceuticals plans to begin selling their 50 mg capsule at the earliest point it can, but not later than December 2014. See More

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Popular Osteoarthritis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
NSAIDs 13 See Prices
NSAIDs 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Osteoarthritis Drug Classes

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