Skip to Content

What's the difference between ketoprofen and ibuprofen?

Responses (2)

Rajive Goel 4 Aug 2012

Ketoprofen is a medicine that is used to treat pain, inflammation, swelling, and/or stiffness. It is part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.

Ibuprofen is a medicine used to reduce mild to moderate pain, inflammation, fever, and/or stiffness. It can also be used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis symptoms or painful menstrual periods. It is available in both prescription and non-prescription strengths.

Ibuprofen may be used by itself or combined with other medications in several common cold, flu, migraine, and sinus products. These can be used to help relieve common cold symptoms, flu symptoms, or sinus problems, such as fever, aches, and pains.

Ibuprofen also belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs for short.

However, for more info do talk to a pharmacist/doc, take care.

Best wishes!

Anonymous 4 Aug 2012

Well said Rajive and have a great weekend, pledge

Rajive Goel 6 Aug 2012

Thanks Pledge, hope you too had a good weekend? Heard a lot about the Wisconsin shooting over the week end is it ok now?

kaismama 4 Aug 2012

They are both NSAIDS and work pretty much the same way. People sometimes respond better to one NSAID then another.

Drugs.com free discount card

Further Information

Search for questions

Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.

Similar Questions