Nalfon

Nalfon

INDICATIONS

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) and other treatment options before deciding to use Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) is indicated:

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) and other treatment options before deciding to use Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) . Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

After observing the response to initial therapy with Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) , the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient's needs.

Analgesia

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.

Nalfon (fenoprofen calcium) 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 (fenoprofen calcium) 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.

HOW SUPPLIED

Nalfon® (fenoprofen calcium capsules, USP) are available in:

The 200 mg* capsule is opaque yellow No. 97 cap and opaque white body, imprinted with "RX681" on the cap and body.

NDC 0884-6600-10      Bottles of 100

The 400 mg* capsule is opaque green cap and opaque blue body, imprinted with "NALF0N 400 mg" on the cap and "EP 123" on the body.

NDC 0884-7308-09      Bottles of 90
NDC 0884-7308-50      Bottles of 500

* Equivalent to fenoprofen.

Preserve in well-closed containers.

Store at 20° - 25° C (68° - 77° F). (See USP Controlled Room Temperature).

ATTENTION DISPENSER: Accompanying Medication Guide must be dispensed with this product.

Manufactured for: Pedinol Pharmacal Inc. Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA. By: Ohm Laboratories, Inc., North Brunswick, NJ 08902 USA And By: Emcure Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. East Brunswick, NJ 08816 USA. July 2009

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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