What Is Ketoprofen?
Ketoprofen is a prescription medicine used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness. It belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short. The medication works by blocking the effects of certain hormones in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Ketoprofen is often used to relieve pain caused by:
- A medical procedure
- Menstrual cramps.
This medication is available in the form of capsules and is taken by mouth. The capsules are available in several strengths, ranging from 25 mg to 200 mg.
Although most people tolerate ketoprofen well, there are some potential side effects to be aware of, such as nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. In addition, this medication is not suitable for everyone; before taking it, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of your medical history and any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements.
(Click Ketoprofen for more detailed information on what this drug is used for, including why it's generally recommended to use the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time.)