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ketoprofen

(kē'təprō`fĭn), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and fever-reducing effects, used to relieve the symptoms of headaches, arthritis, and painful menstruation. Along with ibuprofenibuprofen
, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that reduces pain, fever, and inflammation. Along with naproxen and ketoprofen, ibuprofen belongs to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs. It was first made available in 1967.
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 and naproxennaproxen
and naproxen sodium,
potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) used to alleviate the minor pain of arthritis, menstruation, headaches, and the like, and to reduce fever.
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, it belongs to the propionic acid class of NSAIDs; it apparently acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandinsprostaglandin
, any of a group of about a dozen compounds synthesized from fatty acids in mammals as well as in lower animals. Prostaglandins are highly potent substances that are not stored but are produced as needed by cell membranes in virtually every body tissue.
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. Available as a prescription drug for more than 20 years in many countries, it was approved as an over-the-counter painkiller in the United States in 1995 and first marketed as Orudis KT. It is considered more powerful than many other NSAIDs. Side effects may include gastrointestinal disturbances and fluid retention.
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More than 18 million prescriptions for ORUDIS have been written and nearly a billion tablets sold.
Launched on November 9, ORUDIS KT is indicated for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of the common cold, headache, toothache, muscular aches, backache, the minor pain of arthritis, menstrual cramps, and the temporary reduction of fever.
This is the third in a series of studies and surveys conducted as part of the ORUDIS KT Pain Alert.
Manufactured by Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, ORUDIS KT caplets and tablets contain 12.
ORUDIS has been an important prescription drug for nearly a decade in the U.
First synthesized in 1967, ORUDIS has a highly regarded prescription heritage among health care professionals in the U.
In Japan, government-imposed price decreases resulted in sales of calcitonin and Orudis being particularly impacted.
Sales in the rest of Asia and South America rose at double-digit rates, primarily due to strong growth of anti-infective products and Orudis.