ORUDIS Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3 (6 Ratings)

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 3  neuropathic pain C5/6 disc slips severe dyspepsia (indigestion), "sunburnt" feeling on skin, red skin on face. I was prescribed this in France, following intravenous morphine treatment for severe chronic pain associated with 2 slipped discs in my neck. Ketoprofen was taken in combination with atarax, tramadol, amitriptyline and inexium (the first 3 work on neuropathic pain while the fourth is to limit acid production in the stomach). GOOD: Ketoprofen was a very effective painkiller, reducing my severe nuropathic pain by about 70%. BAD: despite taking a drug to limit stomach acid, AND taking 16 additional over-the-counter antacids daily, I was still having bad indigestion with blood in my stools. My British neurosurgeon was horrified and told me to stop taking ketoprofen immediately or I would need surgery for an ulcer as well! Happily as soon as I stopped ketoprofen the indigestion subsided and after about 10 days I felt OK again....but the pain was back instantly. I am now on gabapentin and codydramol (and hate the gabapentin). WARNING: my neurosurgeon told me that ketoprofen can cause UV-hypersensitivity. You shouldn't expose your skin to daylight while on this drug. That explains the "sunburnt" feeling I had on my face while on this drug. F 37 1 weeks
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 3  rheumatoid arthritis big time indigestion it relieved some RA pain, but I could not bear the indigestion. M 44 6 months
 5  Back spasms None This medication can get rid of back spasm with only one dose. The worse the spasm, the longer I will take it. But usually only one dose. M 41 1 days
 5  Back Spasms No side effects The pain from back spasms was completely relieved within one hour of taking the medication. This medication did what even Flexeril could not. M 35 5 days
 5  headache none seems to work when Aleve and Tylenol dont M 36 1 days
 5  arthritis pain (back,knees,hands) None As a Registered Nurse I am well aware of many different medications and their potential for side effects. Unlike other NSAIDS such as Advil (Ibuprofen) or Aleve (Naprosyn) this product relieves my pain, swelling and inflammation promptly and without triggering the heartburn from my GERD/Reflux condition. With the Over-the-counter version was more widely available!! M 54 2 years

ORUDIS  (KETOPROFEN):  Ketoprofen is used to relieve pain from various conditions. It also reduces pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis. Since the sustained-action form does not work right away, it is best used to treat ongoing conditions (such as arthritis). Other drugs or forms should be used when quick relief is needed (such as of toothache, headache, or menstrual pain). This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever. If you are treating a chronic condition such as arthritis, ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications to treat your pain. See also Warning section.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)