Oral NSAIDs

18%

Improve with treatment

40%

Improve with control

42%

Do not Improve

What does improve mean?

An example of a 30% reduction in pain scores is a decrease from 6 to 4 on a 10 point pain scale

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How many people will improve?

58%

Improvement by treatment or placebo

42%

No Improvement

Oral NSAIDs Harms

Dizziness
1.4%
3% (placebo)
Nausea
3.1%
0.9% (placebo)
Withdrawal Due to Adverse Events
3.7%
3.1% (placebo)
Any Adverse Event
61.4%
65.9% (placebo)

Other Considerations

  • Consider naproxen or ibuprofen. Diclofenac may have a higher risk for cardiovascular events.
  • Approximate cost (CAD) for 30-day supply: Naproxen $15-30, Celexcoib $20-30

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