Ketoprofen overall has the properties of a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. It has the following pharmacological effects:
It inhibits the development of carageenan-induced abscesses in rats at 1mg/kg, UV radiation induced erythema in guinea pigs at 6mg/kg. It is also a potent inhibitor of PGE2 and PFG2 synthesis in guinea pig and human chopped lung preparations.
Ketoprofen effectively reduced visceral pain in mice caused by phenyl benzoquinone or by bradykinin following p.o. Administration at about 6 mg/kg.
Ketoprofen (2 and 6 mg/kg) inhibited hyperthermia caused by s.c injection of brewer's yeast in rats and, at 1 mg/kg hyperthermia caused by i.v. administration of anticoagulant vaccine to rabbits.
Ketoprofen at 10 mg/kg i.v. did not affect the cardiovascular, respiratory, central nervous system or autonomic nervous systems.
Ketoprofen is slowly but completely absorbed from Ketoprofeno Genfar capsules. Maximum plasma concentration occurs after 6 - 8 hours. It declines thereafter with a half-life of about 8 hours. There is no accumulation on continued daily dosing. Ketoprofen is very highly bound to plasma protein
No additional data of relevance to the prescriber.