Ketoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and cyclooxygenase inhibitor. It is a potent analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory. Ketoprofen is most-commonly prescribed for musculoskeletal pain from soft tissue injury, osteoarthritis, or other bone and joint problems.

It may be used to reduce or control fevers due to viral or bacterial infections. NSAIDs work by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandins, thromboxane, and other inflammatory mediators. Some of these actions are dose-dependent. Ketoprofen may be given by injection or orally. Following oral administration, pain relief and fever reduction usually start within one to two hours.

Ketoprofen use for Dogs and Cats:

Ketoprofen is used in dogs and cats for the short-term management of postsurgical pain. On occasion it may be used for the longer-term management of chronic pain particularly due to osteoarthritis. About 20% of adult dogs are affected with osteoarthritis, which makes management of musculoskeletal pain a major component of companion-animal practice. There is a very narrow margin of safety for all NSAIDs in the dog and there are other NSAIDs that are used more commonly. GI-protectant drugs such as Misoprostol, cimetidine, omeprazole, ranitidine, or sucralfate frequently are included as a part of treatment with any NSAID.

Ketoprofen use in Horses:

Ketoprofen is used commonly for managing musculoskeletal pain due to soft-tissue injury, synovitis, and osteoarthritis in horses. It also is used as an antipyretic. Ketoprofen also may be used in the management of colic for protection from bacterial toxins (endotoxemia)

Injectable ketoprofen is labeled only for short-term use. The package insert recommends a maximum of five days. Although ketoprofen is labeled for intravenous use, it has been used in the muscle with occasional injection site reactions.

Ketoprofen made by Aarambh Life Science is packed in 25kgs HDPE Drums. It is injectable grade and used for making injections and tablets

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