You should call your doctor immediately if you develop any side effect while taking a drug. If you do develop side effects it is vitally important that you speak to your doctor before you stop taking your pills. Remember that this list of side effects isnít complete - you can develop virtually any side effect with virtually any drug - and remember too that some of these side effects are quite uncommon and many patients can take a drug without getting any side effects. Always follow your doctorís advice about how and when to take a drug - and if you are in any doubt at all then ask for a second opinion. The fact that one drug may be accompanied by a long list of possible side effects does not mean that it is necessarily more or less dangerous or more or less likely to produce problems than a drug which has a shorter list of possible side effects.
POSSIBLE REASONS TO TAKE IT MAY INCLUDE: For the management of rheumatoid arthritis, asteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acte articular and periarticular disorders, fibrositis, cervical spondylitis, low-back pain, painful musculoskeletal conditions, dysmenorrhoea, acute gout and control of pain and inflammation following orthopaedic surgery.
HOW IT IS PRESCRIBED: Available as capsules and suppositories. Ketoprofen is administered orally and/or rectally; to limit occurences of gastro-intestinal disturbance, capsules should always be taken with food. Oral dosage is twice daily and should be taken early in the morning and late at night. Rectal dosage is one suppository late at night supplemented as required with capsules during the daytime.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Indigestion, dyspepsia, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and various types of abdominal discomfort, headache, dizziness, mild confusion, vertigo, drowsiness, oedema, mood change and insomnia, peptic ulceration, haemorrhage or perforation, thrombocytopenia, hepatic or renal damage, dermatological and photosensitivity reactions, bronchospasm and anaphylaxis.