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How should I take ketoprofen?

Like any prescription medication, ketoprofen should only be taken precisely as indicated by your doctor. The dosage of ketoprofen varies depending on the ailment you are taking it for. The usual adult dosage for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is 75 mg. three times a day or 50 mg. four times a day. The usual adult dose for pain is 25-50 mg. every six to eight hours as necessary. The usual adult dose for fever is 12.5 mg. every four to six hours, with an additional dose given if the fever does not improve within one hour. The usual adult dose for dysmenorrhea is 25-50 mg. every six to eight hours for pain. If you have any questions, ask a doctor or your local pharmacist. Take only the recommended dosage and only at the prescribed times. It is advisable to take ketoprofen with food, since taking it on an empty stomach may result in stomach upset. Swallow the capsule whole, without breaking or chewing. While using ketoprofen you should regularly see your doctor for check-ups to make sure that the medication is working effectively.

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