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ketoprofen

 [ke″to-pro´fen]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used in the treatment of various rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, pain, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headaches; administered orally or rectally.

ketoprofen

/ke·to·pro·fen/ (-pro´fen) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug used in the treatment of various rheumatic and nonrheumatic inflammatory disorders, pain, dysmenorrhea, and vascular headaches.

ketoprofen

(kē′tō-prō′fən)
n.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic actions.

ketoprofen

[-prō′fən]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug with analgesic and antipyretic actions.
indications It is prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and other conditions causing mild to moderate pain.
contraindications Hypersensitivity to ketoprofen or to aspirin or other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are GI disturbances, including peptic ulcer and GI bleeding; central nervous system effects of headache, dizziness, and drowsiness; and skin rash.

ketoprofen

A drug in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) and pain killing (analgesic) group. Brand names are Ketocid, Orudis, Oruvail and, for external use, Oruvail gel and Powergel.

ketoprofen

; ketorolac non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to control pain and mild inflammation, e.g. after bone surgery, in acute gout, rheumatic disease and other musculoskeletal disorders

ke·to·pro·fen

(kētō-prōfĕn)
Antiinflammatory drug given orally or rectally to treat vascular headache, dysmenorrhea, and rheumatic and nonrheumatic disorders.

ketoprofen

(kē´tōprō´fən),
n brand names: Orudis, Oruvail, Actron;
drug class: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory;
action: inhibits prostaglandin synthesis by interfering with cyclooxygenase needed for biosynthesis; possesses analgesic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic properties;
uses: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dysmenorrhea.

ketoprofen

a propionic acid, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent; used also as an analgesic and antipyretic.