Take 50 mg before the attack occurs. Take another 50 mg if pain is not relieved after 2 hours. You can continue taking 50 mg doses every 4 to 6 hours, if needed. Maximum dose is 200 mg per day.
Take 50 mg three times a day. Some patients may take 100 mg as a loading dose, then continue taking 50 mg for the succeeding doses.
For osteoarthritis pain
Take 50 mg two to three times a day, or as instructed by your physician.
For rheumatoid arthritis pain
Take 50 mg three to four times a day, or as instructed by your physician.
You should take the lowest effective dose for a limited duration. It is not recommended to take this medication everyday for long periods of time. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medication, even if it is an OTC drug.
What is the dose for a child?
For children 14 years and older
Give 75 mg to 100 mg per day, in 2 or 3 separate doses. Maximum dose is 150 mg per day.
For children 13 years old and below
This medication is not recommended. Talk to your child’s pediatrician for more information and alternatives.
How is Cataflam available?
Cataflam is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Sugar-coated tablet 25 mg (OTC), 50 mg (Rx)
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.