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Scheduling of naproxen sodium products

July 14, 2009

The National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) made the following decision on the scheduling of naproxen sodium products.

Naproxen sodium 220 mg  Schedule

Recommended maximum daily dose of more than two tablets per day (i.e., more than 440 mg)

Schedule 1

Recommended maximum daily dose of two tablets (i.e., 440 mg)


More than 30 tablets per package – Schedule 2 (i.e., must be behind the pharmacy counter)

30 tablets or fewer per package – Schedule 3 (i.e., may be sold in the patient services area of the pharmacy)

Originally published in the July 14, 2009, issue of The Link