Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

analgesic_rx

Categories

Medications

Analgesic
Analgesic medication usage in last 2 weeks

Analgesic medications include: acetaminophen, aspirin, anti-inflammatories, glucocorticoids, antimalarials, and opioids.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking an analgesic medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking an analgesic medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications include:

CELEBREX           IBUPROFEN         ALEVE
ADVIL              VIOXX             NAPROXEN
MOBIC              DICLOFENAC        BEXTRA
RELAFEN            NAPROXEN SOD      NABUMETONE
LODINE             MOTRIN            SULINDAC
MELOXICAM          ETODOLAC          VOLTAREN
ARTHROTEC 75       INDOMETHACIN      DAYPRO

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.