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Orudis (Oral) is used for the Treatment of pain caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other medical problems. Orudis belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Orudis

You should not use this medication if you have had an sensitivity to ketoprofen, aspirin, or other pain and arthritis medications such as Motrin®, Voltaren®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Indocin®, or Clinoril®, The outcome may include wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use Orudis

  • Your physician will inform you on how much of this medication to use and how often. Do not use more of this medication or use it more often than your physician administered to you.
  • If you are taking this medication without a prescription, follow the instructions on the label.
  • You may take this medication with food, milk, or an antacid (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) so it does not upset your stomach.
  • Swallow the tablet or capsule whole with a full glass of water. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.

If a dose is missed:

  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Things You Should Avoid While Using Orudis

Question your physician or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use this medication with aspirin, products that contain aspirin, naproxen (Aleve®), or ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®).
  • Ketoprofen can cause stomach bleeding. Consuming alcohol can make this worse. If you have 3 or more drinks of alcohol every day, ask your physician if you should use ketoprofen. One drink of alcohol is the same as 4 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, or 1 ounce of hard liquor (gin, whiskey, and others).
  • Be sure your physician knows if you are using Coumadin® or probenecid.

Orudis Warnings

  • Speak with your physician prior to using ketoprofen if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
  • Speak with your physician prior to using this medication if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This type of medication occasionally triggers ulcers and stomach bleeding. These problems can occur without warning signs. You may need to see your physician for regular check-ups while using this medication.

Orudis Side Effects

Call your physician immediately if you experience any of these side effects:

  • Severe rash, itching, or hives
  • Rapid swelling of face or around eyes
  • Chest tightness, wheezing, or trouble breathing
  • Unexplained fever or sore throat
  • Abnormal bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Reduction in amount of urine
  • Acute stomach pain or vomiting blood
  • Bloody or black tarry stools

If you notice these less serious side effects, speak with your physician:

  • Stomach cramps or discomfort, nausea
  • Headache or nervousness
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Swelling of feet or legs or weight gain
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Sensitivity of skin to sunlight