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Vioxx dosage

Posted by Sandra T. on 12/27/01 at 18:06 (067925)

I have been on Celebrex 200mg for 3 wks with about 10% improvement, given some samples of Vioxx nd instructed to take to take 50 mg daily. The literature advises 25 mg as the maximum dosage. Is this a customary dosefor plantar fasciitis. (I had surgery on the other foot for this 4 yrs ago and have been wearing orthotics and running shoes 90% of the time since then).

Re: Vioxx dosage

Sandra T. on 12/27/01 at 18:22 (067926)

I have been on Celebrex 200 mg for 3 wks for plantar faciitis with 10% improvement. Today I was given Vioxx 50mg per day. The literature states the maximum dosage is 25 mg. Is 50 a customary dosage? (I had surgery for the other foot after going through multiple therapies to no avail and I have been wearing orthotics and running shoes 90% of the time since then).

Re: Vioxx dosage

DR Zuckerman on 12/27/01 at 18:48 (067928)

Vioxx is 25mgs daily or 50mgs times four days.

Re: Vioxx dosage

Sandra T. on 12/29/01 at 10:14 (068067)

Dr. Zuckerman, Thank you for the information. I have enough Vioxx for 8 days at 50 mg/day. Would it hurt to drop to 25 mg/day once I take the 4 days of 50? I greatly appreciate your help.

Re: Vioxx dosage

DR Zuckerman on 12/29/01 at 11:26 (068069)

That's what I would do . four days at 50mgs then 25mgs for the rest of the time

Re: Vioxx dosage

Sandra T. on 12/27/01 at 18:22 (067926)

I have been on Celebrex 200 mg for 3 wks for plantar faciitis with 10% improvement. Today I was given Vioxx 50mg per day. The literature states the maximum dosage is 25 mg. Is 50 a customary dosage? (I had surgery for the other foot after going through multiple therapies to no avail and I have been wearing orthotics and running shoes 90% of the time since then).

Re: Vioxx dosage

DR Zuckerman on 12/27/01 at 18:48 (067928)

Vioxx is 25mgs daily or 50mgs times four days.

Re: Vioxx dosage

Sandra T. on 12/29/01 at 10:14 (068067)

Dr. Zuckerman, Thank you for the information. I have enough Vioxx for 8 days at 50 mg/day. Would it hurt to drop to 25 mg/day once I take the 4 days of 50? I greatly appreciate your help.

Re: Vioxx dosage

DR Zuckerman on 12/29/01 at 11:26 (068069)

That's what I would do . four days at 50mgs then 25mgs for the rest of the time