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Diclofenac/Misoprostol Dosage

Diclofenac/Misoprostol Dosing Guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The standard dosage of diclofenac/misoprostol for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is diclofenac/misoprostol 50/200 three or four times a day. If you experience bothersome side effects, your healthcare provider may recommend you take diclofenac/misoprostol 50/200 or 75/200 twice a day. While twice-a-day dosing may be generally well tolerated, it is less effective at preventing ulcers.
 
In some cases, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take more misoprostol or diclofenac sodium -- the active ingredients in the drug -- in addition to diclofenac/misoprostol. If so, it is generally recommended that your total diclofenac dose not exceed 225 mg a day when used to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Misoprostol doses should generally not exceed 200 mg per dose or 800 mg per day.
 

General Information on Taking Diclofenac/Misoprostol

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with diclofenac/misoprostol include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three to four times a day, although some people may take it twice a day.
 
  • Diclofenac/misoprostol should be taken with a meal.
 
  • Try to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level in your blood.
 
  • Do not crush, cut, or chew diclofenac/misoprostol. The tablets should be swallowed whole.
 
  • It is important to take the lowest effective dose of this medicine for the shortest amount of time to help reduce the risk for serious side effects.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or diclofenac/misoprostol dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
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