The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Flanax for an adult?
For mild to moderately-severe pain, fever, inflammation
Begin with 2 tablets for the first dose, then take 1 tablet every 8 hours.
For postpartum pain
Take 2 tablets as a single dose.
For acute migraines
Take 3 tablets at the onset of the attack. An additional 1-2 tablets may be taken after more than 30 minutes.
The maximum daily dose for Flanax is 1375 mg, and the maximum daily dose for Flanax Forte is 550 mg twice a day.
What is the dose of Flanax for a child?
This drug is not recommended for use in children below the age of 16 and the recommended dose has not been established. Therefore, consult with a doctor or pharmacist for alternatives and more information.
How is Flanax available?
Flanax is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- (OTC) Flanax 275 mg of naproxen
- (Rx) Flanax Forte tablet 550 mg of naproxen (Rx-strength)
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, consider activated charcoal, emesis (vomiting), osmotic cathartic, or gastric lavage within 1-4 hours of ingestion. In additionally, immediately call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
Symptoms of overdose may include the following:
- extreme tiredness
- stomach pain
- slow or difficult breathing
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of naproxen, 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. Unless directed to do so, do not take a double dose.