Generic Name : Ketoprofen Pronunciation : kee toe proe' fen Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics ICD Code : Y45.3
India- Fastum Gel, Ketofen Tab , Ketonal-D Tab, Ketopatch Patch, Ostofen Cap, Rhofenid Gel, Rhofenid Inj, Rhofenid Sr-Tab, Rhofenid Tab, Vofane Amp.
International- Actron, Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID), prescribed for mild to moderate pain, fever and inflammation. It stops the production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients who have experienced asthma, hives or allergic reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : PO- The recommended dose range is 25 to 300 mg/day in divided doses.
Topical- As 2.5% gel: Apply 2-4 times/day for up to 10 days. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as gel to apply topically. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of heart attack and stroke; if it so consult with your doctor immediately. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal - Indigestion, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, loss of appetite, vomiting and mouth ulcer.
Central Nervous System - Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, uneasiness, depression and excitation.
Eye and ENT - Ringing in the ear and visual disturbances.
Skin - Rash.
Genitourinary - Impairment of kidney function.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children.
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