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Orudis SR is a sustained-release formulation of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory used for relieving pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It can be used to reduce pain, swelling, and joint stiffness from arthritis.
Orudis contains an active ingredient called Ketoprofen and It belongs to the NSAID family of medicines. It works by inhibiting the body's production of prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation. Ketoprofen SR is available as 200 mg tablets intended for once-daily administration.
Use and Dosage
Ketoprofen SR Tablets should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break the tablets. You should take the tablet at the same time every day, preferably in the morning or evening with or without food.
The recommended dosage of Ketoprofen SR Tablets depends on the condition being treated, age, medical history, and other factors. Elderly patients may require lower doses. Generally, for adults, the recommended starting dosage for pain and inflammation is 200 mg once daily. The dosage can be increased up to a maximum of 400 mg once daily, taken as a single dose in the morning or evening.
The tablet should be stored in its original package in a dry place away from moisture and heat. Avoid exposing the tablets to excess sunlight. The SR form provides sustained pain relief for up to 24 hours with once-daily dosing.
Common Side Effects of Orudis SR (Ketoprofen SR):
- Buzzing or ringing in the ears
Serious Side Effects of Orudis SR (Ketoprofen SR):
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in the stomach
- Stomach upset including nausea (feeling sick)
Forms and Strength
Orudis SR (Ketoprofen SR) is available in the following forms and strength:
Ketoprofen SR: Extended-Release Tablet
- Peptic ulcer: Ketoprofen can worsen peptic ulcers, so it should be used with caution in patients with a history of ulcers.
- Kidney and liver disease: Patients with severe kidney or liver problems should use ketoprofen with caution due to increased risk of side effects.
- Elderly: Elderly patients are at higher risk of side effects and complications, so lower doses may be needed.
- Heart conditions: Ketoprofen should be used with caution in patients with heart problems.
- Fluid retention: Ketoprofen can cause swelling of the ankles and feet, so patients with cardiovascular conditions should be monitored.
- Use caution in patients with kidney disease since they may have higher systemic exposure to ketoprofen. Lower dose may be needed in these patients.
- Elderly patients are at higher risk of side effects like gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney toxicity, so a lower dose is recommended.
- Ketoprofen can cause reduced efficacy of medications used to manage high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. Close monitoring is required.
- Ketoprofen may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smoking.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does Orudis SR work?
Orudis SR works by blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) which reduces prostaglandin production and subsequently reduces inflammation and pain.
When should I take Orudis SR?
You should take Orudis SR once daily in the evening with or after food. Taking it at the same time each day will provide a more consistent effect.
How long does Orudis SR take to work?
Orudis SR is an extended-release formulation, so it may take up to a few hours to start relieving pain. The effects typically last around 12 hours.
It's important to purchase Orudis SR from verified Canadian pharmacy.