CHRONIC PERSISTENT PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH RHEUMATIC DISEASES IN OLDER PATIENTS


E.G. Zotkin

Chronic persistent pain, associated with degenerative-dystrophic rheumatic diseases (eg osteoarthrosis - OA) in elderly patients, can cause difficulties for a practicing physician at the stages of its recognition, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring the effectiveness and tolerability of pharmacological agents used. In OA, non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common drugs used. An empirical approach to the selection of the preparation and dose leads to necessity for changes of NSAIDs. In this connection, NSAID with different dose delivery systems for their combined use (topically, orally or by injection) are preferable, because the simultaneous use of two agents from different chemical groups is contraindicated. The drug ketoprofen (Ketonal) meets these requirements. The variety of dose delivery systems of Ketonal provides reliable pain relief with low risk of side effects against the background of its long-term use.

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