GENERIC NAME: KETOPROFEN - RECTAL SUPPOSITORY (kee-toe-PRO-fen)
USES: This medication relieves pain and reduces inflammation. This medication is commonly used to treat the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with arthritis. It is also used to treat menstrual cramps.
HOW TO USE: Unwrap the suppository and insert rectally while lying down on your side. This medication is most effective in relieving menstrual pain if used at the earliest sign of pain.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, loss of appetite, lightheadedness, constipation, nervousness, drowsiness or local rectal irritation may occur. If these effects persist or become severe, notify your doctor. Inform your doctor if you develop: vision changes, rectal bleeding, yellowing of the eyes or skin, ringing in the ears/ hearing loss. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking this drug and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: black stools, persistent stomach/ abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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