If you are prescribed Clinoril, dosage recommendations are typically based on the condition you are being treated for, existing medical conditions you may have, and other medicines you are already taking. When treating acute pain or gout, for example, the usual dose is 200 mg, twice a day. You should take the lowest effective Clinoril dosage for the least amount of time to minimize the risk of side effects.
The dose of Clinoril® (sulindac) 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 is always the case, do not adjust your Clinoril dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
For acute pain relief or the relief of gout symptoms, the usual dose of Clinoril is 200 mg, twice a day. Generally, treatment for acute pain takes about 7 to 14 days for the full effect to be felt. Seven days is usually adequate when treating gout.
The recommended starting dosage of Clinoril for most people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis is 150 mg, twice a day.
After several weeks, your healthcare provider may choose to increase your dose if pain is still present. If pain still does not improve, your healthcare provider may recommend other options for pain relief.
If taking Clinoril to help relieve arthritis symptoms, such as joint inflammation, it may take one to two weeks for the full effects to be felt. However, Clinoril usually helps to relieve pain in about one hour.