Ketoprofen

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Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

  • Pain and inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders

Administration

Oral

IM

Clinical Issues

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Commoner important
Rarer Important
  • Cardiovascular events. This may be related to degree of cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibition
  • Asthma
  • In chronic heart failure all NSAIDS have a dose-dependent increase in risk of death and increased risk of hospitalization with some such as diclofenac and coxibs having higher hazard ratios[1]
List of NSAID side-effects - many rare

Some NSAIDs are more likely to cause these side-effects than others but they all appear to be class side-effects

Special advice

Pharmacology

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