NONSTEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUG (NSAID)
Orudis is a prescription medication that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1986 to treat chronic pain and some forms of arthritis. It is also known by its drug name, Ketoprofen. Orudis is used to treat pain, stiffness, and swelling caused by psoriatic arthritis.
Orudis should not be used by people who are allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aleve or Ibuprofen. Do not take Orudis while you are also taking aspirin or another NSAID drug. Orudis should be used with caution in people with a history of heart problems, high blood pressure, asthma, chronic sinus problems, swelling of the extremities, anemia, or liver or kidney dysfunction. Orudis may not be appropriate for pregnant women.
Orudis is an NSAID. NSAIDs help reduce fever, pain and inflammation. Orudis is believed to work by inhibiting the production of chemicals that promote inflammation in the body.
How do I take it?
Orudis is taken orally one to four times a day. Take Orudis at the same time each day. Your doctor will prescribe a dosage based on your needs. When taking NSAIDs, it is important to use the lowest dose that is effective and to take it for the shortest amount of time to avoid side effects.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when taking Orudis.
In an article published in 2005, researchers reviewed scientific literature on the use of NSAIDs and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. The researchers concluded that NSAIDs are more effective than a placebo for treating joint pain, swelling, and tenderness associated with psoriatic arthritis.
Rare but serious side effects of Orudis may include an increase in the risk of stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience pain in your chest or left arm, shortness of breath, numbness in your hands or feet, or sudden weakness on one side of your body.
Common side effects of Orudis include headache, dizziness, diarrhea, constipation, mouth sores, ringing in the ears, and trouble sleeping.
Contact your doctor if you experience severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, black stools that appear bloody or tarry, a change in the amount of urine you produce, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), weight gain, unexplained neck stiffness, skin problems such as rash or hives, mouth ulcers, swelling, or fast heartbeat (tachycardia) while taking Orudis.
Seek medical help immediately if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction such as trouble breathing, severe dizziness, rash, or itching or swelling of the face, tongue, and throat.