Dexketoprofen is a modern anti-inflammatory drug. It has the ability to relieve inflammation and pain. It works quickly and effectively, and at the same time saves the liver and kidneys. At the same time, it is safe to use, which is especially important for the elderly. In the article you will learn when to use this drug and how to dose it. You will also find an answer to the question of whether it is possible to mix dexketoprofen with alcohol and whether it can be used during pregnancy.
Dexketoprofen is a representative of NSAIDs, i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Other drugs in this group are, for example, ibuprofen, acetylsalicylic acid and tramadol.
What is their action?
As the name suggests, they are anti-inflammatory and suppress inflammation in the bud. But not only that. They also reduce pain and fever. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are among the most widely used drugs for pain relief.
Some practical information about this drug:
You will probably ask: Should I choose dexketoprofen, or maybe ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid. If you suffer from toothache or period pains, your doctor will prescribe a drug from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The following drugs all belong to this group, but they differ in some respects.
Dexketoprofen saves the liver to a greater extent, and is also safer in the elderly. It also works faster than ibuprofen, the effect of which is felt after at least 1 hour. Or is it better to choose acetylsalicylic acid? In coronary artery disease, your doctor will recommend acetylsalicylic acid, but dexketoprofen will be better for pain management. Acetylsalicylic acid is also not good for the stomach, it can lead to ulcers.
A combination of dexketoprofen and tramadol has been available for some time. This is a strong kit, used in acute and severe pain.
We already know the first ingredient, and tramadol? This, in turn, is an opioid drug (from the morphine group). It is a unique combination of substances that work in a different way. Thanks to this, the analgesic effect is often spectacular. Moreover, in such a combination, an opioid can be used in a 30-50% lower dose. However, this solution is only available with a prescription.
Dexketoprofen and alcohol are not a good combination. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking dexketoprofen. It is also a bad idea to sit behind the wheel, just like driving a car under the influence of toothache or backache.
The drug is new. This has both good and bad sides. The bad news is that we have little research into the effects on the baby. Therefore, this medication should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not combine this medication with:
Contrary to appearances, this list is short. Of course, if you are taking other medications, please report this to your attending physician. Your dose may need to be reduced.
Dexketoprofen is a modern and powerful over-the-counter drug that belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. When taken in accordance with the leaflet, it is highly effective and safe.
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