KETOPREK syrup … analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory

Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek?

Each 5 ml of Ketoprek 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.

Ketoprek 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. Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek 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).

Ketoprek 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.

Ketoprek syrup – FAQs

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

When does Ketoprek start working? The effect of Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek syrup? Taking Ketoprek syrup for long periods may cause stomach ulcers and kidney problems, so it is preferable not to use Ketoprek syrup or other analgesics for long periods unless the specialist doctor recommends using it for long periods, in most cases Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek syrup lower the body temperature? Yes, Ketoprek syrup is used to treat fever. This medicine contains ketoprofen, which reduces temperature or treats fever.

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

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

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

Is Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek? 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 Ketoprek 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 Ketoprek.

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

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