Diclofenac Dosage

Rheumatoid Arthritis

For symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dosing for regular diclofenac tablets is 50 mg three or four times a day (for Cataflam or Voltaren) or 75 mg twice daily (for Voltaren only). For extended-release diclofenac tablets (Voltaren-XR), the recommended dosage for the relief of osteoarthritis symptoms is Voltaren-XR 100 mg, once per day.
 

Migraines

The standard recommended diclofenac powder (Cambia) dosage for migraine treatment is one packet (50 mg) mixed in one or two ounces of water.
 

Actinic Keratosis

The standard recommended dosing of diclofenac gel for actinic keratosis treatment is an adequate amount of the Solaraze® Gel (3 percent) applied twice daily. Larger lesions will require more gel, since the entire lesion must be covered. The gel should be smoothed on the skin gently.
 
Treatment usually lasts 60 to 90 days. Some people notice improvement right away, while others will not notice significant benefit until after the medication is stopped.
 

Eye Surgery

Depending on the type of eye surgery, you may be instructed to start diclofenac eye drops (Voltaren Ophthalmic®) before or after surgery and to continue them for 3 to 14 days after surgery. The standard dosing is one or two drops into each affected eye four times daily.
 

Painful Menstrual Periods

The standard recommended dose of diclofenac (Cataflam) for painful menstrual periods is 50 mg three times daily.
 

Ankylosing Spondylitis

The recommended starting diclofenac (Voltaren) dosage for most people with ankylosing spondylitis is 25 mg, four times a day. If needed, another 25 mg may be used at bedtime.
 
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