Brand names - Apo-Keto, Orudis, Oruvail, Rhodis.
Medication type - NSAID
Common side effects - Nausea, vomiting,
heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, dizziness, sleepiness.
Rare side effects - Ulcers or sores
in mouth, depression, rashes or blistering of skin, ringing sound
in the ears, unusual tingling or numbness of the hands or feet,
seizures, blurred vision. Also elevated potassium levels, decreased
blood counts; such problems can be detected by your doctor.
Serious side effects - Shortness of
breath or wheezing, with or without swelling of legs or other signs
of heart failure; chest pain; peptic ulcer disease with vomiting
of blood; black, tarry stools; decreasing kidney function. Call
your doctor immediately.
Dosage - Adults Tablets or capsules:
50 mg, 4 times a day, or 75 mg, 3 times a day. Extended-release
tablets or capsules: 200 mg once a day. Maximum dosage 300mg per
Uses - To treat mild to moderate pain
Other notes - Take with food. Prolonged
use can cause gastrointestinal problems, including ulceration and
bleeding, kidney dysfunction, and liver inflammation. Consult your
doctor about the need for medical examinations and lab tests. Avoid
alcohol when using this medication because it increases the risk
of stomach irritation. Do not use ketoprofen while pregnant. Ketoprofen
passes into breast milk; avoid use while nursing. Because NSAIDs
can interfere with blood coagulation, this drug should be stopped
at least 3 days prior to any surgery. Do not take this drug with
aspirin or any other NSAIDs without your doctors approval