Sulindac (Dosage Overview)

In this article, we will discuss Sulindac (Dosage Overview). So, let’s get started.

Dosage

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Sulindac and other treatment options before deciding to use Sulindac. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

After observing the response to initial therapy with Sulindac, the dose and frequency should be adjusted to suit an individual patient’s needs. Sulindac should be administered orally twice a day with food. The maximum dosage is 400 mg per day. Dosages above 400 mg per day are not recommended.

In osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, the recommended starting dosage is 150 mg twice a day. The dosage may be lowered or raised depending on the response. A prompt response (within one week) can be expected in about one-half of patients with osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Others may require longer to respond.

In acute painful shoulder (acute subacromial bursitis/supraspinatus tendinitis) and acute gouty arthritis, the recommended dosage is 200 mg twice a day. After a satisfactory response has been achieved, the dosage may be reduced according to the response. In acute painful shoulder, therapy for 7­-14 days is usually adequate. In acute gouty arthritis, therapy for 7 days is usually adequate.

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