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How does ketoprofen interact with other medications?

A number of medications can interact with ketoprofen. If you are currently taking an antidepressant, such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) or venlafaxine (Effexor), taking ketoprofen could result in bruising or easy bleeding. Your doctor should be made aware if you currently are using any of the following medications: cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall); lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid); probenecid (Benemid); a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin), or an anti-platelet medication such as clopidogrel (Plavix), dipyridamole (Persantine), or ticlopidine (Ticlid); steroids (like prednisone); aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as etodolac (Lodine), diclofenac (Voltaren), fenoprofen (Nalfon), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), meloxicam (Mobic), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), nabumetone (Relafen), or piroxicam (Feldene); cidofovir; or pemetrexed. Ketoprofen could also interact with diuretics, medicines used to treat high blood pressure, as well as alcohol or illegal drugs. Before using any of these consult with your doctor about the possible interaction with ketoprofen.

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