Dolobid Dosage

Your healthcare provider will determine your dosage of Dolobid based on the condition you are being treated for, among other things. When treating mild to moderate pain, the usual dose is 1000 mg, followed by 500 mg every 12 hours. For osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, the recommended dose is 250 mg to 500 mg, twice a day. You will be prescribed the lowest effective dosage for the least amount of time to minimize side effects.

Dolobid Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Dolobid® (diflunisal) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • 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 dose of Dolobid unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Mild to Moderate Pain

The recommended Dolobid dosage for most people with mild to moderate pain is 1000 mg, followed by a dose of 500 mg every 12 hours. Some people may need to take Dolobid every 8 hours in order to achieve adequate pain relief.
 
Depending on your particular situation, your healthcare provider may recommend a smaller dose, such as 500 mg to start, followed by Dolobid 250 mg every 12 hours.
 

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

The recommended Dolobid dosage for most people with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis is 250 mg to 500 mg, twice a day.
 
If the pain is still present after several weeks, your healthcare provider may increase your dose. If the pain still does not improve, your healthcare provider may recommend other options for pain relief.
 
If you are taking Dolobid to help relieve arthritis symptoms, such as joint inflammation, it may take one to two weeks for the full effects of the drug to be felt. However, Dolobid typically helps relieve pain to some degree in about one hour, with maximum effects felt after two to three hours.
 
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