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Profenid® is commonly used for the long-term treatment of certain cases of chronic inflammatory joint disease, and certain cases of severe osteoarthritis.
It is also indicated in the short-term treatment of:
Take Profenid® by mouth. It may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Taking it with food may not lower the risk of stomach or bowel problems (e.g., bleeding, ulcers). Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have persistent stomach upset.
Take Profenid® with a full glass of water (240 mL) as directed by your doctor.
Profenid® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Profenid® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Profenid® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Profenid® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Before using ketoprofen, tell your doctor if:
Profenid® may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Profenid® with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of Profenid®. Taking it in high doses, for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects.
Taking Profenid® with food will not reduce the risk of these effects. If you have severe stomach or back pain; black, tarry stools; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; or unusual weight gain or swelling, contact your doctor or emergency room right away.
Do not take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
Profenid® is an NSAID. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has an NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen) in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not take aspirin while you are using Profenid® unless your doctor tells you to.
Lab tests, including kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure, may be performed while you use Profenid®. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Use Profenid® with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
Profenid® should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 18 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
Profenid® may cause harm to the fetus. Do not use it during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Profenid® while you are pregnant.
It is not known if this medicine is found in breastmilk. Do not breastfeed while taking Profenid®.
All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Profenid® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Products may interact with this drug, including:
Profenid® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Profenid® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
These health conditions may include:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Profenid® (ketoprofen).
The dosage depends on the indication. It varies between three to six 50 mg capsules per day, i.e. 150 to 300 mg per day.
The capsules must be taken during a meal.
The daily dosage is to be divided into 2 to 3 intakes per day.
In all cases, strictly follow your doctor’s prescription.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients under 15 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Profenid® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of Profenid®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Profenid® 50mg capsules. http://www.oubari.com/en/products/profenid-50-mg-capsules/. Accessed December 14, 2016
Ketoprofen. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/ketoprofen.html. Accessed December 14, 2016.