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Ketoprofen

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Kyle Braund

Vetstream Ltd


Introduction

Name

  • Ketoprofen.

Class of drug

  • Propionic acid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Uses

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Indications

  • To control mild to moderate pain.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

NSAIDs

  • Do not administer concurrently.
  • Increased risk of GI ulceration.
  • Increased risk of convulsions (man).

Diuretics

  • Increased risk of nephrotoxicity.

Antihypertensive agents

  • NSAIDs may antagonize the hypotensive effects of antihypertensives, eg beta-blockers.

Anticoagulants

  • Do not administer concurrently.

Other substances

  • Do not mix with other substances in the same syringe.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Forsyth S F, Guilford W G, Haslett S J et al (1998) Endoscopy of the gastroduodenol mucosa after carprofen, meloxicam and ketoprofen administration in dogs. JSAP 39 (9), 421-424 PubMed.
  • Pibarot P, Dupuis J, Grisneaux E et al (1997) Comparison of ketoprofen, oxymorphone hydrochloride and butorphanol in the treatment of postoperative pain in dogs. JAVMA 211 (4), 438-444 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ramsey I (2017) BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. 9th edn. 
  • Plumb D C (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Iowa State University Press. pp 370-371.
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