Ketoprofen (ketoprofen)

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ketoprofen, pronounced kee toe PROE fen

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The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

What is Ketoprofen?

Ketoprofen is a medication to help relieve pain and inflammation caused from arthritis or menstrual pain. Ketoprofen works by reducing the hormones that may cause you inflammation and pain. Ketoprofen may also be used for purposes not indicated in this medication guide.

 

Key Facts About Ketoprofen

Ketoprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs.

The use of Ketoprofen may cause heart or circulation problems, which can be life threatening. These problems may include heart attack or stroke, particularly if you use Ketoprofen on a long-term basis.

You should not use Ketoprofen before or after heart bypass surgery.

Ketoprofen may rarely cause serious intestinal or stomach bleeding or perforations (forming of holes). These conditions are more likely to happen to older adults, and they can occur without warning and be fatal. You should contact your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms which may indicate intestinal bleeding, like tarry or bloody stools, or if you cough or vomit blood or a substance that looks like coffee grounds.

You should not drink alcohol while taking Ketoprofen. You increase your risk of stomach bleeding if you drink alcohol while taking Ketoprofen.

Seek emergency help if while taking Ketoprofen you experience chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with your vision or balance.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Ketoprofen is in FDA pregnancy category C. Ketoprofen is not known to harm your unborn baby. We do not know if Ketoprofen passes into breast milk and may affect your baby if you are nursing. You should not take Ketoprofen if you are breast-feeding.

 

Before You Take Ketoprofen

If you are allergic toketoprofen you should not take Ketoprofen.

Ketoprofen should not be given to a child without a doctor’s approval.

You should not take other NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen while you are taking Ketoprofen.

If you have asthma or polyps in your nose you should inform your doctor.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots, or if you have congestive heart failure, heart disease or high blood pressure.

If you have a history of stomach ulcers, bowel problems or diverticulitis you should tell your doctor before taking Ketoprofen.

If you smoke you should let your doctor know before starting treatment with Ketoprofen.

 

Ketoprofen Drug Interactions

You should inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall)
  • NSAIDs or aspirin
  • probenecid (Benemid)
  • steroids (Prednisone)
  • warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)

Other drugs you take that are not listed may interact with Ketoprofen. You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor first.

 

 

Directions for Taking Ketoprofen

Ketoprofen may be taken with or without food. If you are concerned that Ketoprofen may upset your stomach you may take it with food or milk to lessen any potential stomach upset.

You should take Ketoprofen exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take Ketoprofen in larger or smaller amounts, or for shorter or longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may want to have your blood tested often if you take Ketoprofen long-term.

Ketoprofen needs to be stored at room temperature, and away from light, moisture and heat.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Ketoprofen, as it can cause bleeding in your stomach.

If you miss a dose of Ketoprofen you should attempt to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose do not take the missed dose in addition to your regular dose.

 

Ketoprofen Side Effects

If you experience any of the following adverse effects you should stop taking Ketoprofen and seek emergency medical help immediately:

  • allergic reactions such as breathing difficulties, hives or swelling of your face, lips , throat or tongue
  • bloody, black or tarry stools
  • chest pain
  • clay colored stools
  • coughing up blood, or vomit, that looks like coffee grounds
  • dark urine
  • fever
  • itching and skin rash with bruising, numbness or pain
  • jaundice (yellowing of your skin)
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain
  • nausea
  • numbness or tingling
  • problems with balance or vision
  • shortness of breath
  • skin pain, flowed by a purple or red rash which spread, mostly in your face or upper body, and causes blistering or peeling
  • slurred speech
  • upper stomach pain
  • urinating less than normal or not at all
  • weakness

Less serious side effects of Ketoprofen may include:

  • bloating
  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • ear ringing
  • gas
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • mild skin rash
  • nervousness
  • runny nose
  • sweating that has increased
  • upset stomach

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of Ketoprofen. You should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.

 

Ketoprofen Description and Dosing

Ketoprofen is available in capsules in strengths of 50 mg and 75 mg. The 50 mg capsule has a blue cap and light blue body, and is imprinted “93” over “3193” on the cap and on the body. The 75 mg capsule has a blue cap and white body and is imprinted with “TEVA” on the cap and “3195” on the body. These capsules are made by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

You should consult your doctor for specific dosing pertaining to you. Do not attempt to alter or change your dose without your physician’s consent.

If you suspect that you have overdosed with Ketoprofen you should seek emergency help immediately.

 

Ingredients in Ketoprofen

The primary active ingredient in Ketoprofen is ketoprofen. Inactive ingredients are lactose, magnesium stearate, and sodium starch glycolate. The capsule shells contain gelatin, printing ink, sodium lauryl sulfate, titanium dioxide, D&C Red #28, and FD&C Blue #1.

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.