Fenoprofen Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Osteoarthritis

300 to 600 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Rheumatoid Arthritis

300 to 600 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Pain

200 mg orally every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Acute Gout

800 mg orally one time. This should be followed by 400 to 800 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours until the acute gouty attack has resolved, usually 2 to 3 days.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Fenoprofen is contraindicated in patients with significantly impaired renal function.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

Titrate dose based on patient response to and tolerance of fenoprofen. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis generally seem to require larger doses than do those with osteoarthritis. The smallest dose that yields acceptable control should be employed.

Precautions

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

The maximum daily dose should not exceed 3.2 g.
If no improvement is seen within 2 to 4 weeks of therapy, an alternative NSAID should be considered.
If gastrointestinal complaints occur, may take with meals or with milk.

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