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Dosing With Diclofenac Sodium

Factors that can affect your diclofenac sodium dose include the condition that is being treated and any current medications. When treating different types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dose is 50 mg to 75 mg, which may be taken two or three times a day. For the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, dosing guidelines call for 25 mg, four times a day.

Diclofenac Sodium Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of diclofenac sodium (Voltaren®, Voltaren®-XR) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The form of diclofenac sodium
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
This article does not apply to diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren® Gel and Solaraze®), diclofenac sodium eye drops (Voltaren Ophthalmic®), or diclofenac sodium topical solution (Pennsaid®). 
 

Dose of Diclofenac Sodium for Osteoarthritis

For symptoms of osteoarthritis, the recommended diclofenac sodium dosage is 50 mg two or three times a day or 75 mg twice daily.
 
If you're taking diclofenac sodium extended-release, the recommended dose for the relief of osteoarthritis symptoms is 100 mg, once a day.
 

Diclofenac Sodium Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dose of diclofenac sodium is 50 mg three or four times a day.
 
If you're taking diclofenac sodium extended-release, the recommended dosage for the relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms is 100 mg, once a day.
 
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