ketoprofen None (Note: previous brand names no longer available in the US include Orudis, Oruvail)

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GENERIC NAME: ketoprofen

BRAND NAMES: None (Note: previous brand names no longer available in the US include Orudis, Oruvail)

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ketoprofen is an oral drug that belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve) and many others. These drugs are used for the management of mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation. They work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are responsible for pain, fever, and inflammation. Ketoprofen reduces prostaglandins by blocking the enzyme that makes them (cyclooxygenase). As a consequence, inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Capsules (immediate release): 50, 75 mg; Capsules (extended-release): 100, 150, 200 mg

STORAGE: Ketoprofen should be stored in a sealed container at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F) avoiding moisture and protected from excessive heat.




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