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

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The FDA approved ketoprofen in January 1986.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Ketoprofen is used for the treatment of:

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


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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/19/2015

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