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Dosing With Diclofenac Potassium

For treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual dose of diclofenac potassium is 50 mg taken three times a day. For symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended diclofenac potassium dosage is 50 mg taken three or four times a day. It is recommended that people with osteoarthritis symptoms take a diclofenac potassium dose of 50 mg two or three times a day. If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or dosing with diclofenac potassium in general, talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.

Dosing With Diclofenac Potassium: An Introduction

The dose of diclofenac potassium (Cambia™, Cataflam®, Zipsor™) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular diclofenac potassium product
  • 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 diclofenac potassium dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
Mild to Moderate Pain
The recommended dose of Cataflam for treating mild to moderate pain is 50 mg three times daily. For Zipsor, the recommended dosage is 25 mg four times daily. Cambia is not approved for this use.
 
Menstrual Pain
For acute pain relief or treatment of painful menstrual periods, the usual Cataflam dose is 50 mg taken three times a day. Cambia and Zipsor are not approved for this use.
  
Osteoarthritis
For symptoms of osteoarthritis, the recommended Cataflam dose is 50 mg taken two or three times a day. Cambia and Zipsor are not approved for this use.
 
Rheumatoid Arthritis
For rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, the recommended Cataflam dose is 50 mg taken three or four times a day. Cambia and Zipsor are not approved for this use.
 
Migraines
The standard recommended Cambia dosage for migraine treatment is one packet (50 mg) mixed in one or two ounces of water. Cataflam and Zipsor are not approved for this use.
  
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