Ketoprofen is a drug that belongs to the class of drugs known as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. These drugs show anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects. The given component inhibits the activity of the enzymes cyclo-oxygenase that leads to a decrease in the formation of prostaglandins and thromboxane.
This decreased formation causes the therapeutic effects of ibuprofen. This medication also causes a decrease in thromboxane A2 synthesis so as to inhibit platelet aggregation. It is used to treat acute pain and chronic arthritis. It is available in a conventional tablet and enteric-coated tablet form.
Class of Drugs – A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Molecular Formula – C16H14O3
Molecular Weight - 254.28 g/mol
Working: This particular active component works by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, which are chemicals produced by the body that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. It minimizes prostaglandins by restricting the enzymes that produce them. As a result, the inflammation, pain and fever are reduced.
Uses: The active ingredient Ketoprofen is indicated in the treatment of severe pain from various conditions. This medication is useful to treat pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that works by blocking the body's production of certain natural substances that leads to inflammation. It results in a decrease in swelling, pain, or fever.
Do not take this medicine to treat a chronic condition like arthritis unless prescribed by the doctor.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Given active component is used in a popular brand medicine and composed as an enteric-coated tablet for oral administration as follows:
- Orudis E: 50 mg and 100 mg
Avoid lying down at least for 10 minutes immediately after administrating this medication. This drug can cause drowsiness. It should be taken with food, milk, or an antacid to avoid stomach upset.