Ketoprofen is indicated in musculoskeletal and joint disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, in periarticular disorders such as bursitis and tendinitis, in mild to moderate pain such as dysmenorrhoea or postoperative pain, and in other painful and inflammatory conditions such as acute gout or soft tissue disorders.
Ketoprofen is used for symptomatic relief of mild to moderate pain, such as postoperative (including that associated with dental surgery) postpartum and orthopedic (including musculoskeletal strains or sprains) pain and visceral pain associated with cancer.
Dosage & Administration
Ketoprofen SR Capsule: 100-200 mg once daily, depending on patient’s weight and on severity of symptoms
Ketoprofen IM injection:
- Adults: 50 to 100 mg every four hours, repeated up to a maximum of 200 mg in twenty-four hours for up to 3 days. Following a satisfactory response oral therapy should be instituted with Ketoprofen tablet. It is recommended that the injection should not normally be continued for longer than three days.
- Elderly: As with other medications it is generally advisable in the elderly to begin ketoprofen therapy at the lower end of the dose range and to maintain such patients on the lowest effective dosage.
- Paediatric dosage: Not established for intramuscular use. It is not used as intravenous injection.