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Ketoprofen

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

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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Pharmocokinetics

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

  • Dobbins S, Brown N O & Shofer F S (2002)Comparison of the effects of buprenorphine, oxymorphone hydrochloride and ketoprofen for post-operative analgesia after onychectomy or onychectomy and sterilization in cats.JAAHA38(6), 507-514.
  • Forsyth S Fet al(1998)Endoscopy of the gastroduodenol mucosa after carprofen, meloxicam and ketoprofen administration in dogs.JSAP39(9), 421-424.
  • Pibarot Pet al(1997)Comparison of ketoprofen, oxymorphone hydrochloride and butorphanol in the treatment of postoperative pain in dogs.JAVMA211(4), 438-444.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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