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Are there any risks in taking ketoprofen?

While taking ketoprofen, there are a number of risks to be aware of. People with a history of stomach problems (i.e. ulcers), bleeding problems, liver or kidney disease, high blood pressure or heart or circulation problems (i.e. congestive heart failure) should discuss their condition with their physician before taking ketoprofen, since these conditions could be affected by ketoprofen. This medication could raise the risk of a stroke or heart attack. People who have heart disease, as well as those who take ketoprofen for a lengthy amount of time, are more likely to experience this complication. Bleeding in the stomach and intestines is also a risk while taking ketoprofen. In some cases people taking ketoprofen have experienced severe rash or an allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, as well. If you have any signs of an allergic reaction, you should immediately seek medical attention. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be aware that taking ketoprofen could be harmful to the fetus or the nursing child. Before taking this medicine, pregnant women should discuss their condition with their doctor. As with any medication, it is extremely important that your health be consistently monitored by a physician while taking ketoprofen. The risks associated with this medication are less likely to result in a major health problem if its effects are regularly evaluated by a professional.

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