Ketoprofen is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. It works by stopping the bodys production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.
Is ketoprofen safe to use?
Ketoprofen can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, even if you dont have any risk factors. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). Ketoprofen may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.
Is ketoprofen safer than ibuprofen?
The efficacy and good safety profile of ketoprofen indicate that it has a better risk/benefit ratio than ibuprofen at the recommended doses, a finding that should be taken into account by clinicians when dealing with RA patients experiencing moderate-to-severe pain.
What is another name for ketoprofen?
BRAND NAME(S): Orudis. WARNING: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including ketoprofen) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Does ketoprofen have any side effects?
Upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Does ketoprofen thin the blood?
Individuals taking blood thinners or anticoagulants, for example, warfarin (Coumadin), should avoid ketoprofen because ketoprofen also thins the blood, and excessive blood thinning may lead to bleeding.