Artrocol
(Ketoprofen)




COMPOSITION

100 g of gel contains 2.5 g of ketoprofen.
Each ampoule contains 100 mg of ketoprofen.

THERAPEUTIC INDICATIONS

- Spondylitis, episode of podagra;
- Atrophic arthritis and periarthritis;
- Bursitis, tendinitis, tendosynovitis;
- Ischialgia, myalgia, radiculitis; contusions, dislocations, muscle strains;
- Phlebitis, thrombophlebitis of superficial veins, lymphangitis.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

- An individual hypersensitivity to ketoprofen, aspirin or other NSAIDs (indications in past history on bronchospasm, urticaria or rhinitis, associated with acetylsalicylic acid);
- GIT diseases in the phase of exacerbation;
- Severe renal and hepatic dysfunction;
- Hematopoietic system disorders (leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, hemocoagulation disturbances);
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding;
- Infancy (under 15).

ADVERSE EFFECTS

No serious adverse effects have been reported.
However allergic reactions may be observed when Artrocol has been applied for a long time (itching, urticaria).
Dye to the small absorption into systemic blood flow the overdosage is improbable.
In case of adverse effects discontinue the agent and consult a doctor.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Artrocol gel. For external use! A small quantity of Artrocol gel (3-5 cm) is applied as a thin layer on an inflamed skin and is slightly rubbed in 1-2 times a week. The therapeutical course should be not more than 14 days without a doctor's consult.

Artrocol solution for injections is used for IM administration.
The preparation is injected by 2 ml 1-2 times a day. Maximum daily dosage should not exceed 300 mg. The duration of treatment comprises several days.

PRECAUTIONS

Consult a doctor if there are the following conditions: renal or/and hepatic impairment, GIT diseases in past history; bronchial asthma, rhinitis, urticaria, nasal polyps; and impaired cardial function.
Warning: avoid the contact of Artrocol gel with an affected injured skin, open wounds, eyes or other mucous membranes.

DRUG INTERACTOINS

Consult a doctor before the initiation of Artrocol therapy if you are under medical control or administer other agents.

MANUFACTURED FORM

2.5% gel in tubes 45 g.
Solution for injections. 6 ampoules by 2 ml in package.

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