ketoprofen (Discontinued brands: Nexcede, Orudis, Oruvail, Actron) (cont.)

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Extended release capsules are not used for acute pain because they do not begin working as quickly as the immediate release capsules.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most common side effects from ketoprofen are:

NSAIDs reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury.

Ketoprofen also may cause stomach and intestinal bleeding from ulcers. Sometimes, stomach ulceration and intestinal bleeding occur without any abdominal pain. Black tarry stools (due to blood in the stool), weakness, and dizziness upon standing (orthostatic hypotension) may be the only signs of the bleeding.

People who are allergic to other NSAIDs should not use ketoprofen. NSAIDs reduce the flow of blood to the kidneys and impair function of the kidneys. The impairment is most likely to occur in patients with preexisting impairment of kidney function or congestive heart failure, and use of NSAIDs in these patients should be done cautiously.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/19/2015


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