Fenoprofen helps relieve pain, fever, and inflammation. It is used to provide relief associated with pain and swelling in the joints such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
Take Fenoprofen exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine should be taken together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Fenoprofen is available as a tablet or capsule.
If you are taking the tablet or capsule, swallow it whole with plenty of water. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
Do not take this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar medicines such as aspirin or other NSAIDs.
Alert your doctor if you have history of kidney disease as Fenoprofen may not be suitable for you.
This medicine should not be used to treat pain before and after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (procedure to improve and restore the blood flow in the heart)
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- high blood pressure
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- stomach ulcer or history of stomach ulcer
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Fenoprofen.
Fenoprofen may cause dizziness and blurred vision. This medicine may also cause you to suddenly fall asleep during your daily activities such as eating and watching television. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
This medicine may also cause any of the following side effects: headache, indigestion, nausea, constipation, nervousness, excessive sweating, ringing in the ears, weakness, skin rash, itching, difficulty in breathing, and swelling of the ankles, feet or hand.
Some side effects may be serious, although they are not common. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:
- unusual bleeding or bruising
- fast and irregular heartbeat
- rashes with skin peeling or blisters/rashes with peeling of the skin or blistering of the lips, mouth or eyes accompanied by fever
- yellowing of the skin or eyes
- pass out blood or black, tarry stools or vomit coffee-ground-like vomitus
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other NSAIDs (medicine for pain and inflammation) e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen
- medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease e.g. captopril, lisinopril
- medicines for diabetes e.g. tolbutamide, glipizide, glimepiride
- medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin, phenobarbital
- water pills e.g. furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide
- lithium (a mood disorder medicine)
- warfarin (a blood- thinning medicine)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Fenoprofen.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.