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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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So far, it appears that competitors are not sweating the arrival of Actron and Orudis. Johnson & Johnson has stated that it doesn't see the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory products as a threat.
Randall King, HBC buyer for the 42 Byrd Food Stores in Burlington, N.C., is cautiously optimistic about the fate of newcomers like Orudis, which has been in his stores for a month.
With Aleve and Orudis KT already cracking the lists of top 10 analgesics brands based on dollar and unit volume, it is clear that the new products have shaken up the category, and that they are playing a major role in shaping the strategies of manufacturers.
"Whether it's Advil, Aleve or Orudis KT, these product introductions draw attention to the category and create interest among consumers," Taylor Drug Stores health and beauty aids buyer Tom Wolsiefer says.
"Whether it's Advil, Aleve or Orudis KT, these product introductions draw attention to the category and create interest among consumers," observes Taylor Drug Stores health and beauty aids buyer Tom Wolsiefer.
He notes that the drug chain is stocking Orudis KT and will carry Actron when it becomes available.
By introducing Orudis KT, we're offering consumers another option for pain relief."
Whereas Aleve's chief selling point is a formulation designed to provide pain relief for up to 12 hours, Orudis and Actron have a much shorter duration.
The company hopes that its introduction of Orudis KT will shake up the market the way that P&G did when it launched Aleve.