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Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Jun 19

Pain Ther

Clinical Efficacy and Safety Profile of Topical Etofenamate in the Treatment of Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are, in general, the cornerstone of musculoskeletal pain management; however, systemic adverse events with oral formulations of NSAIDs are common. To address this problem and limit systemic exposure, topical formulations of some NSAIDs have been developed. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the available evidence on the efficacy and safety of the topical formulations of the NSAID etofenamate in patients with musculoskeletal disorders.