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Ketoprofen

INFORMATION

Uses

Ketoprofen is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain and muscular pain.

How it works

Ketoprofen is a pain killer medication belongs to group of medicines called nonselective cyclooxygenase inhibitors (traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug [NSAID]). It inhibits the synthesis of chemicals like prostaglandin and thromboxane that results in the reduction of fever, formation of blood clots, pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Stomach pain, Vomiting

AVAILABLE MEDICINE

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Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not drive or operate any machinery because you may feel sleepy or dizzy while being treated with ketoprofen.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking ketoprofen as it may cause serious side effects.
  • Caution should be taken when giving ketoprofen to children younger than 18 years or elderly 65 years of age or older.

Frequently asked questions

Ketoprofen

Q.Is ketoprofen safe?
Ketoprofen is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your docto

Q.Is ketoprofen a blood thinner?
No, ketoprofen is not a blood thinner

Q.Is ketoprofen a controlled substance?
No, ketoprofen is not a controlled substance

Q.Is ketoprofen the same as ibuprofen?
Both ketoprofen and ibuprofen belongs to the same class, i.e non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), but their effect may vary upon individual condition or response

Q.Can I take ketoprofen with Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), Tylenol (acetaminophen), Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone), hydrocodone, ibuprofen, paracetamol, or tramadol?
Ibuprofen should not be given with ketoprofen. It is not reported to interact with Aspirin, Tylenol, Vicodin, hydrocodone, paracetamol, or tramadol. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding their simultaneous use

Q.Does ketoprofen contain aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketamine?
No, ketoprofen does not contain aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketamine

Q.Does ketoprofen cause drowsiness?
Yes, ketoprofen may cause drowsiness. Please consult your doctor before taking the drug.


Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)