Dexketoprofen - Benefits, dosage and side effects

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Dexketoprofen - Benefits, dosage and side effects
Dexketoprofen - Benefits, dosage and side effects

Dexketoprofen is a drug used to relieve mild to moderate pain, due to certain conditions, such as sprains, toothache, or menstrual pain. This drug belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Dexketoprofen works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins. At the time of injury or injury, prostaglandin levels can increase and cause symptoms of inflammation, such as pain and swelling.


By inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, the symptoms of inflammation, such as pain and swelling, will also subside. Dexketoprofen should not be used carelessly and must be according to a doctor's prescription.

dexketoprofen trademark: Dexketoprofen Trometamol, Dextofen, Cool, Tofedex, Tordex, Voxib

What is Dexketoprofen

Class Prescription drugs
Categories Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Benefits Relieves mild to moderate pain symptoms
Used by Adult
Dexketoprofen for pregnant and lactating women Category N: Not categorized yet.

Dexketoprofen is not known to be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first.

Medicine form Tablets and injections

Warning Before Using Dexketoprofen

Dexketoprofen should only be used according to a doctor's prescription. Here are some things you need to pay attention to before using dexketoprofen:

  • Do not use dexketoprofen if you are allergic to this drug or to other NSAIDs, such as ketoprofen. Tell your doctor about your history of allergies.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have had stomach ulcers, kidney disease, asthma, liver disease, duodenal ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, heart disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
  • Tell your doctor if you have hypertension, lupus, blood clotting disorders, diabetes, or high cholesterol.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking certain medications, herbal products, or supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
  • See your doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction, serious side effects, or overdose after taking dexketoprofen.

Dosage and Rules for Use of Dexketoprofen

The dose of dexketoprofen will be given by the doctor according to the condition you want to treat and the form of the drug. The following are general doses of dexketoprofen for pain management based on the form of the drug:

  • Form: TabletsDose 12.5 mg every 4–6 hours or 25 mg every 8 hours. The maximum dose is 75 mg per day.

  • Form: InjectableDose 50 mg every 8–12 hours. If needed, the injection will be given again after 6 hours. The maximum dose is 150 mg per day.

Please note, dexketoprofen injection is done through a vein (intravenous/IV) or through a muscle (intramuscular/IM) by a doctor or medical officer under the supervision of a doctor.

How to Use Dexketoprofen Correctly

Follow the doctor's advice and read the instructions for use on the packaging when using dexketoprofen. Dexketoprofen injection should only be given directly by a doctor or medical officer under the supervision of a doctor.

If you are taking dexketoprofen tablets, take it on an empty stomach or at least 30 minutes before a meal, as it will increase the effectiveness of the drug. If you have a history of stomach ulcers, take this medicine after eating.

If you forget to take dexketoprofen, take this medicine immediately if it is not close to the time for your next dose. Ignore the missed dose and do not double the dose of dexketoprofen, except as directed by your doctor.

Store dexketoprofen at room temperature, keep it away from direct sunlight, and keep out of reach of children.

Interaction of Dexketoprofen with Other Drugs

The following are some of the interactions that can occur when dexketoprofen is used with other drugs:

  • Increased toxic effect of lithium, methotrexate, hydantoin, or sulfonamides
  • Increased risk of kidney damage if used with ciclosporin, tacrolimus, or ACE inhibitors
  • Decreased effectiveness of diuretic or antihypertensive drugs
  • Increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when used with NSAIDs, aspirin, thrombolytic drugs, corticosteroids, antiplatelet agents, or anticoagulants, such as warfarin
  • Increased concentration of dexketoprofen in the blood when used with probenecid
  • Increased risk of hypoglycemia when used with sulfonylureas

Side Effects and Dangers of Dexketoprofen

Some of the side effects that may occur after using dexketoprofen are:

  • Dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • heartburn

Check with your doctor if the side effects above don't go away or get worse. See a doctor immediately if you have an allergic reaction to the drug or experience serious side effects, such as bloody or black stools, difficulty breathing, severe stomach pain, or vomiting blood.

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