It is used to relieve pain and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and certain other rheumatologic conditions.
It is used to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, menstrual periods, arthritis, colds, toothaches, and muscle aches.
It is also used to prevent heart attacks and ischemic strokes.
Pain and fever: 325-650 mg 4-6 hrly. Max: 4 g/day.
Pain and inflammation associated w/ musculoskeletal and joint disorders: Initial: 2.4-3.6 g/day. Maintenance: 3.6-5.4 g/day.
Adverse drug reactions
: GI disturbances, prolonged bleeding time, rhinitis, urticaria, epigastric discomfort, angioedema, salicylism, tinnitus, bronchospasm.
Adapted from CIMS Drug Information System. Internet. Accessed on January 10, 2016.