What is Ketoprofen and is it a narcotic like hydrocodone

Not medical advice: Ketoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) not a narcotic like Hydrocodone. It used to treat menstrual pain and inflammation or pain caused by arthritis. Brand names for Ketoprofen include Actron, Orudis KT, Orudis, and Oruvail. The risk of use to an unborn fetus is not certain.

Less serious side effects: headache, dry mouth, ringing in the ears, dizziness, runny nose, increased sweating, blurred vision, nervousness, itchy skin or a rash, gas, mild heartburn, and an upset stomach.

Stop taking Ketoprofen and seek emergency medical attention if you experience chest pain, tremors, bruising, a fever, confusion, slurred speech, or muscle weakness.

Of interest, a new study suggests that diabetes, obesity, and smoking are all linked to an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, whereas people in a higher social class and those who drink small amounts of alcohol have a lower risk of developing the painful joint disease. Researchers said this information could help them create a screening tool to identify those at higher risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Updated on Friday, March 29 2013 at 02:57AM EDT
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