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Hello. Ketoprofen is used to treat pain that is described as aching, dull, or throbbing in nature in the joints, spine, and also for headaches.
Not sure why, but in the past 2-3 months, my patients have had difficulty with obtaining ketoprofen through their pharmacies. We've had to substitute it for another anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
"Ketoprofen capsules are contraindicated in patients who have shown hypersensitivity to ketoprofen.
Ketoprofen capsules should not be given to patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic reactions to ketoprofen have been reported in such patients. Ketoprofen capsules are contraindicated for > ...Read more
Gel vs Oral: Tiloket is a gel or capsule form of Ketoprofen the gel form will work better for localized areas of pain and possibly result in less side effects or organ damage since it is not ingested thus less of the drug is systemic. The oral form is a better choice if you have diffuse pain. The oral tiloket and Ketoprofen are fairly similar. Ketoprofen is a NSAID similar to alleve. ...Read more
5 half lives: Medications are usually gone after 5 half lives. The half life of Ketoprofen is about 2 hours, so after 10 hours, it should be completely gone. But, if you're asking how long does its effect last for, usually about 6 hours. ...Read more
The onset of action is a bit slower for Ketoprofen and dexketoprofen is not available in the us.
However, the efficacy for both is very similar in their ability to decrease pain through anti-inflammatory effects. ...Read more
Effective yes, safe?: They may get absorbed and cause the same possible side effects, even though absorption may be much less than p.O.. ...Read more
Generally avoid: Both are irritants to the stomach and can cause gastitis and stomach bleeding. ...Read more
Hi. I had 100mg ketoprofen and I noticed a bit of pain in my thigh as a result. Can I keep. On taking it?
Pain: Ketoprofen is used for the treatment of pain so I was suggest painting your thigh is not caused by that ...Read more
Doctor told me to take Ketoprofen before 1 hour of meal, I've taken it after my meal for 15 days, I've another 15 days. Will it work if I take before?
Yes.: It is less irritating to the wall of the stomach if taken before your meal. Should be just as effective otherwise. ...Read more
See below: There are several compounding pharmacies that mix these medications. Unfortunately there are no good studies to support their efficacy, and they are very expensive. A good topical pain cream that is over the counter can be found at: www. Aculeve. Com. ...Read more
Yes but: I would prefer meloxicam! Very low dose: 7.5 or 15mg once daily! ...Read more
Very safe and: Commonly used for both as a first-line agent for some neuropathic pain disorders, or as a second-line agent in combination with an anticonvulsant medication. Some clinicians advocate the use of baclofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac in the management of musculoskeletal pain problems and disorders. ...Read more
Drug allergy: Stop all NSAIDS such as ibubrofen. Naproxen as there may be cross sensitivity. Avoid excessive heat, exposure to sunlight and scratching. Ok to press on itichy areas and apply OTC hydrocortisone, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or calamine cream. Take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Pepcid and if no better, see a doctor to get a steroid Rx. ...Read more
I currently take celebrex (celecoxib) and Zanaflex the Dr. Also prescribed a cream with ketoprofen, backlofen, and lidocaine. Is all this safe?
Yes if kidneys nl: That combination should be safe if you have normal metabolism with healthy kidneys and you take appropriate doses. ...Read more
Are ketoprofen, diclofenac and ibuprofen basically the same? In regards to strength & effectiveness? Considering comparative dosages. Which is better
They: All are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and all are good drugs... ...Read more
Ortho says my painful/swelling ankle is fine and gave me ketoprofen. But every night my ankle is swollen again from day's walking. Is this normal?
Fine for Whom?: Maybe it's fine for him, but I would be getting another opinion. The question is to the probable reason for the swelling and pain. The answer is not "fine". ...Read more
Yes, w/ restrictions: It is safe to take those in combination assuming you do not have significant liver disease or are not a long time heavy drinker. Make sure you read ingredients of all the pills you take as some contain acetaminophen and that is not immediately apparent. Be certain to maintain good hydration and do not exceed 1000 mg of tylenol at one dose or more than 3500 mg in one day. Never over 4000 mg in 24hr ...Read more
Is mobic, aciphex, (rabeprazole) flexeril, and a compounded cream with ketoprofen, baclofen, lidocaine all together safe?
Maybe not: There is a slight risk of combining the Mobic and the Ketoprofen. Those two meds are in the same class & could cause stomach ulcers or kidney damage (do NOT use if have kidney prob). We just don't know if enough of the Ketoprofen would be absorbed systemically to cause a problem. Aciphex (rabeprazole) protects against ulcers. The Flexeril and Baclofen are also in the same class and could cause sedation. ...Read more
Is ketoprofen better than arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) for low back pain and osteoarthritis?
Same drug: All NSAID work the same. No one has been able to identify the reason for personal preference. None of them change the course of your disease. They work on pain only. Minimal inflammatory effect ...Read more