Drugs , Musculoskeletal System , NSAIDs / October 23, 2016

Class: Musculoskeletal System
Dosage Form: Tablets
Description: NSAID
Stock: Available
Manufacturer: Amriya Pharmaceuticals


Ketoprofen…………….50 mg


Ketofan is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory product with pronounced analgesic properties. It exerts a strong prostaglandin synthesis inhibitory effect.
Ketofan has a rapid onset of action and higher peak effect than other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. It is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.


Ketofan is indicated in:

  • Painful inflammatory and degenerative forms of rheumatism: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, anklosing spondylitis and spondyloarthritis
  • Non-auricular rheumatism
  • Acute attacks of gout
  • Painful inflammatory conditions in gynaecology, e.g. primary dysmenorrhoea or pelvic inflammatory diseases
  • As an adjuvant in painful infections of E.N.T
  • Pain of other origins such as scialtica, lumbago, nerualgia and cramps


Ketofan is contraindicated in:

  • Active peptic ulcerations or history of recurrent peptic ulceration
  • Bronchial asthma, and in cases of sensitivity to acetyl salicylic acid (aspirin) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Side Effects:

Biological tolerance of ketoprofen is excellent; no significant change in the hemogram or in the hepatic and kidney function tests.
The only side effects reported during the use of ketoprofen were mainly digestive disorders (gastric pain, nausea). Generally the side effects were mild and transient causing withdrawal of the therapy in only less than 6% of the cases.

Dosage and Administration:

2 capsules twice daily after meals.

Pregnancy and Lactation:

Ketoprofen should be given with caution in pregnancy and lactating women.


Ketoprofen is highly portein-bound and might necessitate dosage adjustment of concomitantly administered protein-bound drugs.
Ketoprofen should be given with caution in pregnancy and lactating women.


Pack of 2 strips of 10 capsules each.


Store at room temperature, below 25°C.

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