Ketoprofen Alcohol Interaction

Ketoprofen Alcohol

Ketoprofen belongs to the family of drugs known as NSAIDs that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis and is used to treat menstrual cramps and pain and may also be used for other purposes.

It is not known exactly how they work but it is thought that they may block specific substances in the body that are linked to inflammation and in fact treat the symptoms of pain and inflammation but do not treat the disease which cause such.

It is suggested moderate drinking only as the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, using any other drug, have a history of kidney or liver disease, diabetes, stomach or bowel problems such as bleeding, perforation, ulcers, swelling, fluid build up, asthma, growths in the nose, mouth inflammation, high blood pressure, blood disorders, bleeding or clotting problems, heart problems, blood vessel disease, poor health, dehydration, drink alcohol or a history of alcohol abuse.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are constipation, dizzy, drowsy, gas, headache, heartburn, nausea or upset stomach. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, bloody black stools, change in urination, chest pain, confusion, dark urine, depression, fainting, fast irregular heartbeat, fever, chills, sore throat, mental or mood changes, numb arm or leg, one side weakness, red swollen blistered peeling skin, ringing in ears, seizures, severe headache, dizzy, severe persistent stomach pain or nausea, severe vomiting, short of breath, weight gain, swelling of hands, legs, feet, bruising, bleeding, joint or muscle pain, tired or weak, change in vision or speech, granular coffee or jaundice.If these occur get emergency medical help.

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This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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