Study pinpoints best NSAID for ankylosing spondylitis

Etoricoxib (Arcoxia) is the most effective NSAID for reducing pain in ankylosing spondylitis, say US researchers.

Although all 20 NSAIDs examined in a meta-analysis proved better than placebo for pain, etoricoxib was the only drug to emerge as significantly more effective than the rest.

It performed better than all of the more commonly prescribed NSAIDs for AS such as indomethacin, diclofenac,