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Published: 6/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
KETOPROFEN TAPE 40mg "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Ketoprofen
 Dosage form:
pale yellowish reddish brown to yellowish reddish brown patch, 10 cm x 14 cm
 Print on wrapping:
ケトプロフェンテープ40mg「トーワ」, 貼付薬, 経皮鎮痛消炎剤, ケトプロフェン貼付剤

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a non-steroidal antiphlogistic analgetic. It suppresses inflammation and relieves pain by suppressing prostaglandin biosynthesis involved in inflammation.
It is usually used for the treatment of swelling and pain caused by lower back pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, tendinitis/tendovaginitis, peritendinitis, humeral epicondylitis (tennis elbow, etc.), muscle pain or external injuries. It is also used to relieve pain of the limited part in rheumatoid arthritis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with aspirin-induced asthma, or have a history of aspirin-induced asthma.
    If you have a history of hypersensitivity to tiaprofenic acid, suprofen, fenofibrate, or products containing oxybenzone or octocrylene (sunscreen, fragrance, etc.).
    If you have a history with photosensitivity reaction.
    If you are a patient with bronchial asthma.
    If you often go outside and have much chance to be exposed to sunlight.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, apply it to the affected area once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not apply this medicine to wounds, mucous membrane, or areas with eczema or rash, since it may cause skin irritancy.
  • If you miss applying, apply as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Shield the application site from sunlight with colored clothes or supporters during application and for the time being after use, since this medicine may cause photosensitivity (a rash developed at the site exposed to sunlight).

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include skin exfoliation, rash at the application site, redness, swelling, itch, irritation, swelling of face/eyelid, blister/erosion, pigmentation, subcutaneous bleeding and hives. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, hives, facial swelling [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • wheeze (whistling sound), breathing difficulty [aspirin-induced asthma]
  • itch, stimulating feeling, erythema/rash/redness [contact dermatitis]
  • erythema with itching (by ultraviolet), rash, stimulating feeling [photosensitivity]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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