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Ketoprofen use: 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: "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
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?
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