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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Take with meals or after meals.
  • Do not crush or break tablets. Swallow whole tablet with a glass of water.
  • Do not lie down for 15-30 minutes after taking medication.
  • Avoid alcohol during therapy.

Primary Uses

Pain and inflammation

Indications

This medicine is used to manage the pain in rheumatoid arthritis (a joint disease caused by an individuals immune system), osteoarthrosis (a type of joint disease), ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis affecting the spine), acute articular and peri-articular disorders

Side Effects

Patients administered with this medicine may experience gastrointestinal intolerance, rash (change in color and texture of skin), ulcerative stomatitis (oral erosions and ulcers), hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction, nephrotoxicity (toxicity in kidneys), abnormal liver function, neurological (brain)/dermatological (skin, hair, nails)/hematological (blood) reactions, jaundice (yellowing of skin and mucous membranes), hepatitis (inflammation of liver), and blurred vision.

Warnings

Pregnancy

There is no evidence of risk in humans, therefore, consult your doctor for more information.

Lactation

Research suggests that this medicine is not safe to be used during breastfeeding Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

Patients that have a history of gastrointestinal disease, asthma (lung disorder characterized by wheezing, breathlessness, cough), or allergic disease should stay cautious. Monitor cardiac (heart), renal (kidney), and hepatic (liver) impairment. Patients of hypertension (raised blood pressure), peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular (disorders of blood vessels of brain) disease, and cardiovascular (vessels of the heart) disease should stay vigilant.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients suffering from severe renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) dysfunction, have active peptic ulcer (sores on the inner lining of stomach), history of recurrent peptic ulceration (sores on the inner lining of stomach) or gastrointestinal bleeding, asthma (lung disorder characterized by wheezing, breathlessness, cough), aspirin allergy, dyspepsia (indigestion), severe heart failure, bleeding diathesis (tendency to bleed), and proctitis (inflammation of the lining of inner rectum).

FAQS

What are the uses of Ketoprofen?

This medication is used for relieving pain and also helps treat symptoms of Arthritis (inflammation of joints) such as pain, swelling, and stiffness. If you have chronic arthritis, it is advised to consult your doctor about other natural treatments and medicines.

How to store Ketoprofen?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

What is profenid gel used for?

For the symptomatic treatment of mild to moderate local pain associated with muscle and/or joints injuries, e.g. sport injuries.

Can ketoprofen make you sleepy?

Dizziness (feeling like sleeping), lightheadedness, drowsiness may occur.

How long does ketoprofen take to work?

This medicine usually begins to work within one week, but in severe cases up to two weeks or even longer may pass before you begin to feel better.

How much ketoprofen can I take?

The recommended dose for adults is 200mg per day.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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