Orudis Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- What are the possible side effects of ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- How should I take ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Orudis)?
- What happens if I overdose (Orudis)?
- What should I avoid while taking ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- What other drugs will affect ketoprofen (Orudis)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Orudis)?
Since ketoprofen is sometimes taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Orudis)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual or not at all, shallow breathing, fainting, seizure (convulsion), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking ketoprofen (Orudis)?
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain medicines similar to ketoprofen (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen). If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
Do not drink alcohol while taking ketoprofen. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
What other drugs will affect ketoprofen (Orudis)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with ketoprofen may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Before taking ketoprofen, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- probenecid (Benemid);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin), or an anti-platelet medication such as clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine), ticlopidine (Ticlid), and others;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- aspirin, or other NSAIDs such as diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ketoprofen. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ketoprofen.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Orudis Information
- Orudis Drug Interactions Center: ketoprofen oral
- Orudis Side Effects Center
- Orudis Overview including Precautions
- Orudis FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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