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Table 1 Dosage categories for each product

From: Prescription channeling of COX-2 inhibitors and traditional nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: a population-based case–control study

Generic name Low dosage (mg/day) Standard dosage (mg/day) High dosage (mg/day)
Celecoxib ≤100a >100 to 200 >200
Rofecoxib <25 25 to <50 ≥50
Acetylsalicylic acid ≤1300 >1300 to <4000 ≥4000
Diclofenac (including Voltaren + Cytotec = Arthrotec) ≤50 >50 to 100 >100
Diflunisal ≤500 >500 to 1000 >1000
Etodolac ≤300 >300 to 900 >900
Fenoprofen <1800 1800 to 2400 >2400
Flurbiprofen ≤50 >50 to 200 >200
Ibuprofen <1000 1000 to 1200 >1200
Indomethacin ≤50 >50 to 100 >100
Ketoprofen ≤50 >50 to 200 >200
Mefenamic Acid <750 750 to 1000 >1000
Naproxen ≤550 >550 to 1100 >1100
Piroxicam ≤10 >10 to 20 >20
Salsalate ≤500 >500 to 1000 >1000
Tiaprofenic Acid ≤200 >200 to 600 >600
Tolmetin ≤600 >600 to 1200 >1200
  1. aAccording to our references, 100 mg celecoxib would be considered a standard dose. However, because none of the patients were prescribed lower dosages, we included 100 mg as a low dose (in order to avoid a 0 cell).