Last updated: October 29, 2014

Trade Names: Generic

Drug Class: NSAID

Capsules: 25-, 50-, 75 mg
Capsules, sustained release: 100-, 150-  and 200 mg

Dose: Immediate release: 50–75 mg three to four times daily; maximum 300 mg/day. Sustained release: 200 mg once daily (maximum). Lower doses in elderly.

Clinical Pharmacology: Well absorbed after oral administration; hepatic metabolism and renal excretion of metabolites. Half-life is 1–4 hours.

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See NSAIDs for Indications, Mechanism of Action, Contraindications, Precautions, Monitoring, Pregnancy Risk, Adverse Effects, Interactions, and Patient Instructions.

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