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Ketoprofen ext-rel Caps
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Drug Name:

Ketoprofen ext-rel Caps Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Ketoprofen 200mg; ext rel; pH-dependent coated pellets in caps.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Ketoprofen ext-rel Caps:

Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis.

Adult:

200mg daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Aspirin allergy. Late pregnancy. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Warnings/Precautions:

Advanced renal disease: not recommended. Acute pain. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Edema. Hypertension. Cardiac failure. History of upper GI disease. Bleeding disorders. Hypoalbuminemia. Monitor blood, hepatic, renal, and ocular function in chronic use. Elderly. Debilitated. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid salicylates, probenecid. Renal toxicity potentiated with diuretics. Monitor oral anticoagulants. May increase toxicity of methotrexate. May increase serum lithium levels.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID (propionic acid deriv.).

Adverse Reactions:

GI bleeding, peptic ulcer, peripheral edema, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, rash (discontinue if occurs), tinnitus, visual disturbances, GI or CNS disturbances, nephrotoxicity, jaundice. See literature re: risk of cardiovascular events.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Oruvail.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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