In cases of hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or to any of the excipients or other substances which have a close chemical relation to them, such as acetyl salicylic acid or other non-steroid anti-inflammatory agents and phenofibrate. Ketoprofen gel must not be administered to patients in whom acetyl salicylic acid or other NSAIDs have provoked reactions such as urticaria, rhinitis or asthma.
Stop using Fastum 2.5 % gel immediately if the patient experiences any skin reaction including cutaneous reactions after co-application of octocrylene containing products (Octocrylene is one of the excipients of several cosmetic and hygiene products such as shampoo, after-shave, shower- and bath-gels, skin creams, lipsticks, anti-ageing creams, make-up removers, hair sprays in order to delay photodegradation.)
Ketoprofen gel must not be applied to areas near open wounds or continuous skin lesions, or to the periocular area.
When should it be used only after consulting the doctor?: In patients with hypersensitivity towards the components of the product (skin allergies) and in patients with serious kidney failure.
The doctor should also be consulted in cases in which the previously mentioned disorders have occurred in the past.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: The product should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.