Ketoprofen is recommended in the management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, acute articular and peri-articular disorders, (bursitis, capsulitis, synovitis, tendinitis), cervical spondylitis, low back pain (strain, lumbago, sciatica, fibrositis), painful musculo-skeletal conditions, acute gout, dysmenorrhoea and control of pain and inflammation following orthopaedic surgery.
Ketoprofen reduces joint pain and inflammation and facilitates increase in mobility and functional independence. As with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, it does not cure the underlying disease.
For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:
For: Adults (18-64)
Oral, between 100 and 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight, daily, one dose. The maximum allowed total dose is 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight daily.
100–200 mg once daily, depending on patient weight and on severity of symptoms.
The maximum daily dose is 200 mg. The balance of risks and benefits should be carefully considered before commencing treatment with 200 mg daily, and higher doses are not recommended.
Undesirable effects may be minimised by using the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration necessary to control symptoms.
The elderly are at increased risk of the serious consequences of adverse reactions. If an NSAID is considered necessary, the lowest effective dose should be used and for the shortest possible duration. The patient should be monitored regularly for GI bleeding during NSAID therapy.
To be taken preferably with or after food.
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