KETOPROFEN: EFFECTIVE ANALGESIC WITH LOW RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS


A.E. Karateev

The article presents the review of studies evaluating the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on elimination of chronic pain syndromes in musculoskeletal diseases. Particular focus is on the traditional (non-selective) NSAID ketoprofen, which appeared in Europe in 1971 and quickly gained a reputation as an effective and safe analgesic. Ketoprofen is a convenient and effective analgesic that can be successfully used for the relief of acute pain and for long-term control of chronic pain. The favorable pharmacological properties of the drug determine its advantages compared with other popular NSAIDs.

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