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Ketoprofen - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Ketoprofen

Generic Name : Ketoprofen
Pronunciation : kee toe proe' fen
Latest prescription information about Ketoprofen. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Ketoprofen

India : 

International : 

Actron, Orudis KT, Orudis, Oruvail
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Why is Ketoprofen 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.
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When should Ketoprofen not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have experienced asthma, hives or allergic reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ketoprofen?

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 should Ketoprofen be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
It also comes as gel to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ketoprofen?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Ketoprofen?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Ketoprofen?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ketoprofen?

Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
Learn more about Ketoprofen's interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol



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