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Ketoprofen

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Ketoprofen chemical structure
Ketoprofen
Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-(3-benzoylphenyl)propanoic acid
Identifiers
CAS number 22071-15-4
ATC code M01AE03 M01AE17, M02AA10
PubChem 3825
DrugBank APRD01059
Chemical data
Formula C16H14O3
Mol. weight 254.281 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 99%
Half life 2-2.5 hours

Ketoprofen, (RS)2-(3-benzoylphenyl)-propionic acid (chemical formula C16H14O3) is one of the propionic acid class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and antipyretic effects. It acts by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandin.

Ketoprofen was available over-the-counter in the United States in the form of 12.5mg coated tablets (Orudis KT), but the product has been discontinued. It is available by prescription as 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, and 200mg capsules.

Ketoprofen also comes in a 2,5% gel for topical application.

Brand names in the US are Orudis and Oruvail.


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