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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
General Dosing Instructions
Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of NALFON and other treatment options before deciding to use NALFON. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals Use lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Nalfon may be administered with meals or with milk. Although the total amount absorbed is not affected, peak blood levels are delayed and diminished.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis generally seem to require larger doses of Nalfon than do those with osteoarthritis. The smallest dose that yields acceptable control should be employed.
Although improvement may be seen in a few days in many patients, an additional 2 to 3 weeks may be required to gauge the full benefits of therapy.
For the treatment of mild to moderate pain, the recommended dosage is 200 mg given orally every 4 to 6 hours, as needed.
Rheumatoid Arthritis And Osteoarthritis
For the relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis the recommended dose is 400 to 600 mg given orally, 3 or 4 times a day. The dose should be tailored to the needs of the patient and may be increased or decreased depending on the severity of the symptoms. Dosage adjustments may be made after initiation of drug therapy or during exacerbations of the disease. Total daily dosage should not exceed 3,200 mg.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Nalfon® (fenoprofen calcium, USP) capsules:
- The 200 mg capsule is opaque yellow No. 97 cap and opaque white body, imprinted with “RX681” on the cap and body.
- The 400 mg capsule is opaque green cap and opaque blue body, imprinted with “NALFON 400 mg” on the cap and “EP 123” on the body.
Storage And Handling
Nalfon® (fenoprofen calcium, USP) are available in capsule form for oral administration, and are supplied as following:
The 200 mg capsule has an opaque yellow No. 97 cap and an opaque white body, imprinted with “RX681” on the cap and body.
NDC 42195-0600-10 Bottles of 100.
The 400 mg capsule has an opaque green cap and an opaque blue body, imprinted with “NALFON 400 mg” on the cap and “EP 123” on the body.
NDC 42195-0308-09 Bottles of 90.
NDC 42195-0308-50 Bottles of 500.
Store at room temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Preserve in well-closed containers.
Manufactured for: Xspire Pharma Ridgeland, MS. 39157 For more information, go to www.nalfon.com or call 1-601-990-9497. Revised: May 2016This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/19/2016
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