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Fenoprofen (Fenoprofen Calcium) - Summary

 
 



Cardiovascular Risk

  • NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with duration of use. Patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk. (See WARNINGS).
  • Fenoprofen is contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery (see WARNINGS).

Gastrointestinal Risk

  • NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events. (See WARNINGS).
 

FENOPROFEN SUMMARY

FENOPROFEN CALCIUM TABLETS, USP
mg

Fenoprofen calcium is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic drug.

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of fenoprofen calcium tablets and other treatment options before deciding to use fenoprofen calcium tablets. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals (see WARNINGS).

Fenoprofen calcium tablets are indicated for relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It is recommended for the treatment of acute flares and exacerbations and for the long-term management of these diseases.

Fenoprofen is also indicated for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

Controlled trials are currently in progress to establish the safety and efficacy of fenoprofen in children.


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