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Description

Oruvail is an oral extended-release capsule containing a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NAID) called Ketoprofen. We carry the generic alternative of this medication in 200mg!

Oruvail is used to treat a variety of conditions that cause pain. Primarily, this capsule helps to relieve pain caused by arthritis. This medication may also help with any swelling, joint stiffness, or fever that may also be present in those with arthritis. For chronic conditions such as arthritis, you may want to ask your doctor about non-drug treatments and/or using other medications as well to help treat your pain.

Oruvail (Ketoprofen) is effective in treating pain due to ketoprofens ability to block out the production of certain natural substances in the body from occurring. When this action is blocked, so is the inflammation.

Directions

Use this medication exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Do not take more or less of a dose, or for longer periods than recommended.

You may take with medication with food or milk if medications usually upset your stomach. Avoid chewing, crushing, or breaking the capsule open; swallow it whole. Avoid lying down for 10 minutes following the dose.

Store at room temperature in a low risk area of moisture, heat, and light.

Cautions

Do not use Oruvail (ketoprofen)

Do not use this medication prior to or following heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).

Oruvail should not be used by those who are allergic to ketoprofen or if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

This medication is not approved for use in those under the age of 18.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

Before using this product, tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have, more importantly, ensure you tell your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clots, asthma, liver or kidney disease, fluid retention, or if you smoke.

Risks

This drug can increase the risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke. This risk is higher in those who use this drug long term or take high doses, or if you have heart disease.

Stomach or intestinal bleeding can occur during the time of treatment with Oruvail, and can sometimes be fatal. This outcome is often times unexpected and happens without warning, usually in older adults.

Using this medication in the final 3 months of pregnancy could harm the baby. Only take this medication while pregnant under the advice of a doctor.

It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant. Avoid breast feeding while using this drug until you have spoken with your doctor.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Oruvail (ketoprofen) may include:

indigestion, stomach pain, nausea; diarrhea, constipation, gas; sleep problems (insomnia); feeling nervous; or swelling in your hands or feet.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Oruvail (ketoprofen) may include:

shortness of breath (even with mild exertion); swelling or rapid weight gain; or the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild.

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…

heart attack or stroke: chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, feeling short of breath;

stomach bleeding: bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

liver problems: nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

kidney problems: little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;

low red blood cells (anemia): pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or

severe skin reaction: fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

allergic reaction: sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis), itchy, red, or watering eyes (conjunctivitis), wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough, a raised itchy, red rash (hives) or swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face.

FAQs

How long will it take to improve my symptoms of arthritis?

For arthritis, it may take up to 2 weeks of regularly taking Oruvail before symptoms improve.

Can I drink alcohol while using this drug?

It is recommended you do not drink alcohol while using this medication because alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Are there any drug interactions?

There are certain drugs that may interact with Oruvail and should not be used together. These drugs include lithium, methotrexate, probenacid, blood thinners, heart or blood pressure medications, and steroid medications.

This is not a complete list of drug interactions.

What if I miss a dose?

Usually, this drug is taken as needed, so you likely won’t “miss a dose”. However, if you are a patient using this drug on a schedule, take the miss dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. You should never double up on dosages to make up for a missed dose.