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Information About Ketoprofen

Uses of Ketoprofen

Ketoprofen is commonly used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, mouth ulcers, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. it is also used to relieve symptoms such as arthralgia joint pain, dental pain, eye pain, fever, headache, muscle pain, musculo skeletal pain, pain during menstruation, pain relief, post operative pain and rheumatic pain.

How Ketoprofen Works

Ketoprofen belongs to the class of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). It has various properties of antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic, by reversibly inhibiting cyclooxygenase 1 and 2 enzymes which leads to a decrease in the formation of prostaglandin precursors.

Side Effects of Ketoprofen

Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal discomfort, Urticaria, Skin rash, Tinnitus, Blurring of vision, Swelling of the limbs

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 29 2024 13:56:43 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)

Ketoprofen Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Ketoprofen. Taking Ketoprofen with alcohol may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Pregnancy Not Safe

Ketoprofen may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. It should be avoided in the first and second trimester of pregnancy and is contraindicated especially during the 3rd trimester or near delivery. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus. However, there are limited human reproductive studies. The benefits from the use of Ketoprofen in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Lactation Not Advisable

Ketoprofen is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Some amounts of oral Ketoprofen are excreted in breast milk whereas the topical Ketoprofen is absorbed into the skin, hence it should not be used during breastfeeding.

Driving Not advisable

Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Ketoprofen may cause side effects such as sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or visual disturbances, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney High Risk

Oral and rectal administration of Ketoprofen is contraindicated in patients with severe kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Liver Use With Care

Oral and rectal administration of Ketoprofen is contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment. Please consult your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions on Ketoprofen


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