When treating acute pain or painful menstrual periods with Anaprox, dosing guidelines recommend 275 mg, twice a day. This is also the typical dose for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis. For gout, the typical dosage is 825 mg, followed by 275 mg every eight hours, until the attack has subsided. In order for the drug to work properly, it's important to follow the Anaprox dosing guidelines that your healthcare provider recommends.
An Introduction to Anaprox DosingThe dose of Anaprox® (naproxen sodium) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition you are being treated for
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your Anaprox dosing unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Anaprox Dosing for Acute Pain Relief
For acute pain relief or the treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual Anaprox dose prescribed is 275 mg, twice a day. If Anaprox DS is prescribed, the recommended dose is 550 mg, twice a day.
Anaprox Dosing for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis
The recommended starting dosage of Anaprox for most people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis is 275 mg, twice a day. If Anaprox DS is prescribed, the recommended dose is 550 mg, twice a day.
If pain is still present after several weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of Anaprox 1650 mg per day. If pain still does not improve, your healthcare provider may recommend other options for pain relief.
If you are taking Anaprox to help relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, it may take one to two weeks for the drug to achieve its full potential.