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Ketoprofen Topical



Ketoprofen topical is used to relieve pain and inflammation caused due to soft tissue injuries and acute sprains or strains.

How it works

Ketoprofen belongs to the class of medications called as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It inhibits the synthesis of chemicals like prostaglandin that results in the reduction of pain and inflammation.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Itching, Skin redness


Expert advice

  • Do not apply the gel on broken or injured skin.
  • Avoid contact with eyes, genitals and mucous membranes and rinse with cold water in case of accidental contact.
  • Avoid exposure to bright sunlight, sunlamps or sun beds during topical treatment, and for two weeks after stopping treatment.
  • If you develop a skin rash while using this medicine, stop using it and consult your doctor.
  • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 10 days of use.
  • Ketoprofen topical should not be used in children. 
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not use if you are allergic to ketoprofen, aspirin, other NSAIDs or any of its ingredients.

Frequently asked questions

Ketoprofen Topical

Q. Is ketoprofen safe?
Ketoprofen gel is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does ketoprofen contain aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketamine?
No, ketoprofen does not contain aspirin, ibuprofen, or ketamine.

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)