Osteoarthritis (OA) Treatment
OA Pain Calls for Personalized Relief
According to the most recent American College of Rheumatology (ACR) OA treatment guidelines, healthy habits like exercising and losing excess weight are first-line defenses against OA.
The ACR also strongly recommends topical and oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for first-line relief of OA pain.
The use of a topical NSAID like Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel is recommended for both OA of the knee and hand.1 It is also approved for use in the elbow, wrist, ankle, and feet.
An oral NSAID like Advil® is recommended for OA pain of the knee, hand, and/or hip.1
The ACR guidelines give more advice about the treatment of OA.
Selecting the Right Medicine Based on ACR Guidelines1
For patients with OA, consider Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel or Advil®–2 clinically proven, first-line options for individualized OA pain treatment.
Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel:
- Is strongly recommended for patients with knee OA and conditionally recommended for patients with hand OA1
- Penetrates deep at the source of OA pain to provide effective relief, with a proven safety profile and topical delivery2
- Is indicated for OA pain of the hand, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle, and knee, based on randomized, well-controlled clinical studies3,4
- Should be considered prior to use of oral NSAIDs based on their low systemic exposure
Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel is the #1 topical OTC analgesic and the first and only topical treatment that delivers prescription-strength OA pain relief.5*
For patients who can benefit from topical OA treatment, recommend the deeply penetrating, targeted power of Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel.
The oral NSAID Advil®
- Is strongly recommended for patients with knee, hip, and/or hand OA1
- Provides fast-acting relief of arthritis pain
- Is indicated for minor arthritis and joint pain, including the knee, hand, back, and hip
For patients in whom an oral NSAID is appropriate, recommend the proven, pain-fighting power of Advil®.
Other important treatment guidelines for:
Hand OA include exercise, self-management programs, and other non-drug pain management techniques.1
Knee OA include weight loss, exercise (like tai chi, yoga) and canes or knee braces.1
OA pain calls for personalized relief with Voltaren® Arthritis Pain gel or Advil®*
*Use as directed. These products contain NSAIDs and should not be taken together. Please instruct your patients to adhere to and follow the product labelling instructions and to contact you or GSK Consumer Health for further guidance on appropriate use.