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Orudis is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other conditions.
Orudis contains active ingriedent called Ketoprofen. It works by inhibiting the production of certain hormones called prostaglandins, which are responsible for causing pain, inflammation, and fever in the body. By blocking these hormones' production, ketoprofen can help alleviate symptoms associated with conditions such as arthritis.
Use and Dosage
Ketoprofen EC delayed release tablets should be taken by mouth on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 4 times daily or as needed. Take it with a full glass of water unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking the tablet.
Swallow this enteric-coated tablet whole. Do not crush or chew enteric-coated tablets. Doing so can increase stomach upset and increase the risk of side effects.
Again, to reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take the tablet at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Do not increase your dose or use it more often or for longer than prescribed, as it can increase the risk of side effects.
If you miss a dose of ketoprofen EC delayed release tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Common Side Effects of Orudis EC (Ketoprofen EC):
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
- Ringing in your ears.
- Runny nose
- Skin itching or rash
- Stomach pain
- Unusual tiredness
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Orudis EC (Ketoprofen EC):
- Allergic reaction (hives difficulty breathing or swelling of your face lips tongue or throat)
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Chest pain
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
Forms and Strength
Orudis EC (Ketoprofen EC) is available in the following forms and strength:
Ketoprofen EC: Delayed Release Tablet
- Orudis EC can increase the risk of serious cardiovascular events (such as heart attack or stroke), especially in high doses and with long-term use.
- Ketoprofen may cause gastrointestinal bleeding or ulceration, particularly in people with a history of ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, or those taking other medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as aspirin or blood thinners.
- Ketoprofen may cause kidney damage or worsen pre-existing kidney problems, particularly in people with kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, or those taking medications that can affect kidney function such as diuretics or ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) inhibitors.
- Ketoprofen may interact with other medications or herbal supplements, including blood thinners, corticosteroids, and lithium.
- Orudis EC may not be safe for use in pregnant women, particularly during the third trimester as it can cause harm to the fetus or lead to complications during delivery.
- Orudis EC (Enteric Coated) may not be safe for use in elderly patients or those with a history of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems, or kidney disease.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Orudis EC addictive?
No, Orudis EC is not addictive. However, it should be used only as directed and should not be taken in higher doses or for longer periods than prescribed.
Is Orudis EC available over the counter?
No, Orudis EC is a prescription medication and is not available over the counter.
How quickly does Orudis EC work?
The onset of action of Orudis EC varies depending on the individual and the condition being treated. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours for the medication to start working.
It's important to purchase Orudis EC from verified Canadian pharmacy.