Caldolor Dosage

Generic name: ibuprofen
Dosage form: intravenous infusion

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Caldolor safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Caldolor.

The information at is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals [see Warnings and Precautions (5)]. After observing the response to initial therapy with Caldolor, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs. Do not exceed 3200 mg total daily dose.

To reduce the risk of renal adverse reactions, patients must be well hydrated prior to administration of Caldolor.

Analgesia (Pain)

Administer 400 mg to 800 mg intravenously every 6 hours as necessary. Infusion time must be no less than 30 minutes.

Antipyretic (Fever)

Administer 400 mg intravenously, followed by 400 mg every 4 to 6 hours or 100-200 mg every 4 hours as necessary. Infusion time must be no less than 30 minutes.

Preparation and Administration

Caldolor must be diluted prior to intravenous infusion. Dilute to a final concentration of 4 mg/mL or less. Appropriate diluents include 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP (normal saline), 5% Dextrose Injection USP (D5W), or Lactated Ringers Solution.

  • 800 mg dose: Dilute 8 mL of Caldolor in no less than 200 mL of diluent.
  • 400 mg dose: Dilute 4 mL of Caldolor in no less than 100 mL of diluent.

Visually inspect parenteral drug products for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. If visibly opaque particles, discoloration or other foreign particulates are observed, the solution should not be used.

Diluted solutions are stable for up to 24 hours at ambient temperature (approximately 20 to 25° C) and room lighting.

Infusion time must be no less than 30 minutes.