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KETOPROFEN-ORAL ENTERIC OR SUSTAINED ACTION TABLET (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: blood thinners such as warfarin, other arthritis medication, methotrexate, water pills, probenecid, lithium. Do not take aspirin without consulting your doctor. Check the ingredients of all medications you take because many cough-and- cold formulas and pain medications contain aspirin. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include severe stomach pain, coffee ground-like vomit, dark stool, ringing in the ears, change in amount of urine, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, muscle weakness, slow or shallow breathing, confusion, severe headache or loss of consciousness.

NOTES: In arthritis, it may take up to four weeks before the full effects of this medicine are noted. For best results, this must be taken regularly, as directed by your doctor.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose of the enteric coated tablet, take it as soon as remembered. Do not take it if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. If you take the sustained-release tablet once a day and remember the missed dose within 8 hours, take it right away and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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