Ketofan syrup … analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory

Ketofan syrup, suitable for children and infants starting from the age of two years (some research and medical organizations indicate the possibility of taking it for children from the age of six months), used as an analgesic for toothache and to treat symptoms of viral infection (such as high temperature associated with colds and flu) and bacterial infection (such as inflammation throat, middle ear and respiratory infections). It is also recommended to use Ketofan to relieve back, muscle and joint pain and treat headaches.


  • Painkiller, antipyretic, Anti-inflammatory.
  • Headache.
  • acute gout;
  • Inflammation of the vertebrae and joints.
  • swollen joints;
  • Back pain.
  • sprains, strains.
  • Frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, and tenosynovitis.
  • Treating sinusitis and congestion.
  • Pain reliever: teeth, back, joints, muscles, and the menstrual cycle.

What are the components of Ketofan?

Each 5 ml of Ketofan Syrup contains: 5 milligrams ketoprofen, a substance belonging to a group of drugs called “non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs”, which works to inhibit the action of the enzyme (cyclooxygenase), which is responsible for the manufacture of substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain (prostaglandins). ketoprofen acts as an antipyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Ketofan syrup dosage

First – Children: The usual dose for children is 1 to 3 mg / per kilogram of the child’s weight in divided doses per day. Ketofan syrup can be given as follows:

  • 3 – 12 months (5: 10 kg): 2 – 2.5 ml 2 – 3 times daily.
  • 1 – 2 years (10 – 15 kg): 2.5 ml 3 – 4 times a day.
  • 3 – 7 years (15 – 25 kg): 5 ml 3 – 4 times a day.
  • 8 – 12 years (25 – 40 kg): 10 ml 3 – 4 times a day.

Second – Adults: The usual dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 3-4 spoons of 5 ml three times daily.

Elderly patients (over 65 years): The elderly are more susceptible to side effects of the drug, including stomach pain, stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, kidney problems, and the inability to perform activities that require mental alertness safely.

Dosage of patients with renal impairment: 50-60% of the oral dose of Ketofan is eliminated through the kidneys, so consideration should be given to reducing the dose in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment (ketoprofen  is metabolized by the kidneys).

Dosage of patients with hepatic insufficiency: Patients with liver disease do not need to adjust the specific dose of this drug.

Dose for children after vaccination: 2.5-5 ml as one dose or two doses (for 24 hours only after vaccination).

Ketofan syrup should be taken after eating to avoid the occurrence of side effects, which increase the chances of their occurrence when taken on an empty stomach.

Ketofan syrup – FAQs

Does Ketofan syrup cause shortness of breath or narrowing of the airways? Sometimes an asthma attack (ie, shortness of breath) may occur when taking any analgesic drugs belonging to the class (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Ketofan syrup, and this condition is called (painkiller intolerance) or (painkiller asthma). Usually, this condition is more likely to occur, for patients with asthma, seasonal allergic rhinitis, swelling of the nasal mucosa (nasal adenoids), or any disease that causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or any chronic infection of the respiratory system (especially if Accompanying allergic symptoms similar to rhinitis).

Is Ketofan used for children after vaccination? Ketofan syrup is used for children after vaccination to prevent or treat fever or high temperature after vaccination.

When does Ketofan start working? The effect of Ketofan begins within 30 minutes of the dose. The effect of the dose lasts for a period ranging from 6 to 10 hours.

What is the duration of treatment with Ketofan syrup? Taking Ketofan syrup for long periods may cause stomach ulcers and kidney problems, so it is preferable not to use Ketofan syrup or other analgesics for long periods unless the specialist doctor recommends using it for long periods, in most cases Ketofan syrup is taken for a period of 4-7 days.

What to do if symptoms do not improve? If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, a doctor should be consulted. The persistence of symptoms for a long time may be evidence of a complex medical condition, and a doctor should be consulted to obtain a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment for the condition.

Does Ketofan syrup lower the body temperature? Yes, Ketofan syrup is used to treat fever. This medicine contains ketoprofen, which reduces temperature or treats fever.

When should you stop Ketofan? Treatment with Ketofan can be stopped as soon as symptoms disappear.

Is Ketofan hypnotic? Ketofan does not cause drowsiness because it does not contain anti-allergens (antihistamines), which affect alertness and alertness and cause drowsiness.

Does Ketofan treat cough? Ketofan syrup does not have any anti-coughing effect.

Is Ketofan syrup used to treat colds and flu? This medicine works to relieve symptoms caused by colds, flu and sinusitis, including: headache in sinus conditions, high temperature, bone and muscle pain associated with colds and flu.

What should I do if I overdose on Ketofan? In the event of an increase in the dose, the patient should vomit and then take a charcoal drink to absorb the excess of the drug.

Does Ketofan syrup used to relieve the symptoms of the emerging corona, Covid-19? Reports and research indicate that in case of infection with the emerging corona, it is preferable to use medicines containing paracetamol, and it is not preferable to use medicines containing ketoprofen such as Ketofan.

Is Ketofan an antibiotic syrup? No, Ketofan syrup is an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and an antipyretic, not an antibiotic.

Can Ketofan be used with Panadol? It is preferable not to take Ketofan syrup with any other analgesic to avoid the occurrence of serious side effects, but sometimes doctors prescribe more than one analgesic such as Ketofan with Panadol in certain circumstances and according to what the doctor sees.

Ketofan syrup leaflet

Link to Ketofan Syrup Information leaflet – Arabic language – PDF file

Link to Ketofan Syrup Information leaflet – English – PDF file

Ketofan suspension

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