Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
Adult: 300-600 mg 3-4 times daily. Max: 3.2 g/day.

Mild to moderate pain
Adult: 200 mg 4-6 hrly as needed. Max: 3.2 g/ day.
Renal Impairment
Severe: Contraindicated.
Should be taken with food.
Hypersensitivity to aspirin or other NSAIDs, treatment of perioperative pain in the setting of CABG surgery. Severe renal impairment. 3rd trimester of pregnancy, and lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ known CV disease or risk factors for CV disease, history of upper GI disease, low pretreatment of Hb concentration. Hepatic and mild to moderate renal impairment. Elderly (avoid chornic use).
Adverse Reactions
Dyspepsia, nausea, constipation, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, headache, somnolence, dizziness, tremor, confusion, increased sweating, pruritus, rash, tinnitus, blurred vision, decreased hearing, palpitations, tachycardia, ECG changes, nervousness, asthenia, peripheral oedema, dyspnoea, dysuria, cystitis, haematuria, nephrotic syndrome, upper resp infection, nasopharyngitis. Elevations in BUN, serum creatinine, serum aminotransferase concentrations, LDH and alkaline phosphatase.
Potentially Fatal: Serious CV thrombotic events, MI, stroke, renal failure, bleeding, ulceration or perforation of stomach and intestines, jaundice, cholestatic hepatitis.
PO: Z (NSAIDs caused foetal ductus arteriosus premature closure, foetal renal impairment and persistent pulmonary hypertension. Avoid near term, else use lowest dose for shortest time.)
Patient Counseling Information
May impair ability to perform activities requiring mental alertness or physical coordination (e.g. driving a motor vehicle, operating machinery).
Monitoring Parameters
Monitor CBC, liver enzymes; monitor urine output and BUN/serum creatinine in patients receiving diuretics; BP in patients receiving antihypertensives; audiogram in patients w/ baseline hearing impairment.
Symptoms: Nonoliguric renal failure, hypotension, coma, metabolic acidosis, resp depression, proteinuria, tachycardia w/ ST-segment and T-wave abnormalities. Management: Empty the stomach by inducing emesis or by gastric lavage, followed by admin of activated charcoal. Supportive and symptomatic treatment including correction of fluid imbalance and admin of dopamine.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ anticoagulants, bisphosphonates, clopidogrel, oral corticosteroids, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, salicylates and SSRIs. May reduce antihypertensive effect of ACE inhibitors. Increased nephrotoxicity w/ ciclosporin. Decrease in plasma half-life w/ phenobarbital. May reduce the natriuretic effects of loop and thiazide diuretics. May increase toxicity of lithium and methotrexate. Increased risk of CNS stimulation and seizures w/ quinolones.
Food Interaction
Rate and extent of absorption may be reduced when taken w/ food. Increased risk of GI bleeding w/ alcohol.
Lab Interference
False elevations in both free and total serum triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations determined by the Amerlex-T® assay.
Description: Fenoprofen, a propionic acid derivative, reversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase-1 and 2 (COX-1 and 2) enzymes resulting in decreased formation of prostaglandin precursors.
Onset: W/in 15-30 min.
Duration: 4-6 hr.
Absorption: Rapidly and almost completely absorbed from the GI tract. Food may reduce the rate and extent of absorption. Bioavailability: Approx 85%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-2 hr.
Distribution: Distributed into breast milk. Plasma protein binding: 99%
Metabolism: Undegoes hepatic metabolism to 4'-hydroxyfenoprofen.
Excretion: Via urine (approx 90%) as glucuronide and glucuronide of hydroxylated fenoprofen and faeces (small amounts). Plasma half-life: Approx 3 hr.
Store between 20-25°C. Protect from light.
MIMS Class
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
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