Instructions for use Ketofena for cats


In the article I will describe the form of release and the composition of the drug Ketofen for cats. I will list the indications for use and the mechanism of action of the drug. I will clarify the dosage of Ketofen and the rules for its use. I will name contraindications for admission and possible side effects.

I will tell about the rules of storage and transportation of a pharmaceutical product, including its shelf life. I will indicate the approximate cost of the drug and its analogues.

Release form and composition of Ketofen

Ketofen produced in the form of a solution for injection and tablets. The main active ingredient of the drug is ketoprofen.

Its specific gravity in the tablet and injection forms of production is different. For a solution it is 1%, and for tablets - 5, 10 and 20 mg.

As additional components of the pharmaceutical product are used:

  • microcrystalline cellulose - 10%,
  • lactulose - 10%,
  • magnesium stearate - 0.5%,
  • lactose - up to 100%.

Auxiliary components for the solution are a mixture of water, benzyl alcohol and sodium hydrochloride. Packed injecting agent in a jar of dark glass with a capacity of 10 ml. For tightness, a rubber cap with a metal cap is provided.

Mechanism of action of the drug

The main active ingredient can significantly reduce pain by lowering the temperature and hindering the further development of the inflammatory process in cats and dogs.

If Ketofen is injected intramuscularly, its action will begin in literally five minutes. When pills are used or the injection is done subcutaneously, it takes about half an hour to fully saturate the pet's body with the drug.

Indications for use:

  • arthritis,
  • arthrosis,
  • injuries of bones, joints and ligaments,
  • to relieve pain,
  • as a relief agent for fever.

Dosage and instructions for use for cats

Most practicing veterinarians recommend using Ketopen injection solution. And do the injection subcutaneously. In this case, the maximum effect is achieved. But it is very important to comply with the dosage of the drug. It is calculated according to the weight of the pet.

The dosage of the solution is taken at the rate of 0.2 ml per 1 kg of live weight of the pet. The course of treatment is 1-3 days depending on the condition of the sick animal. One injection once a day.

When using tablets, the dosage is 1 mg of medicine per 1 kg of live weight. The course of treatment is 3-5 days.

On the use of the drug by pregnant animals in the instructions for use of speech is not, in contraindications, too, nothing is indicated.

Do not use the pharmaceutical product at the same time as other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Contraindications for admission and side effects

Do not give a remedy to pets with the following diagnosis:

  • hemorrhoids,
  • gastrointestinal ulcer,
  • renal failure.

Some animals manifest specific individual intolerance to the individual components of the drug. In this case, it is important to stop using the pharmaceutical product and contact a specialist. May require the appointment of antihistamines.

It is better to start the course of treatment with Ketofen with minimal doses in order to test the behavior and reaction of the animal to the drug.

It is very important to observe the dosage according to the instructions.

Testing has shown that most cats have no side effects. But in some cases, after applying the medication, nausea and vomiting appeared. It is extremely important to observe the dosage of the pharmaceutical product so as not to harm the pet.

Storage conditions and shelf life

The shelf life is three years from the date of its production, subject to proper storage. It is important to exclude children and animals from accessing the pharmaceutical product. The main thing is not to let the active substance into the oral cavity and the mucous membrane of a person.

The medicine must be stored in the original packaging of the manufacturer in a dark place with a temperature range of 4-25 degrees Celsius above zero. Undesirable neighborhood with food and pet food.

It is strictly forbidden to use empty container from under the medicinal product for domestic purposes. Disposal of the drug after the expiration date is made in accordance with applicable law.

During transportation, you need to be extremely careful and follow all rules for storing the medication, including the temperature regime. Cracked containers should be placed in a plastic container and disposed of.

Price and analogues

The cost of the drug depends on the form of release and the amount of active ingredient in it. For one pack of tablets you will need to pay in the range of 400-600 rubles, and for 20 ml of solution for injection - 700-1000 rubles.

Ketofen - an effective remedy for relieving pain in cats. But you need to use the drug very carefully. It is important to correctly calculate its dosage and in the process to comply with all standards of occupational health.

Before using a pharmaceutical product, you should consult with a specialist. Since overdose of the drug causes a high toxic load on the entire body.

Storage and transportation of Ketofen

Ketofen must be kept in the original original packaging out of the reach of children, away from food, tableware and utensils. Best in the first-aid kit in the bathroom. All precautions are aimed at preventing the drug from getting on the skin or oral mucosa. In the process of working with medicine it is forbidden to eat, drink and smoke, and to carry out all actions with gloves.

The released container is not allowed to be used again. Place the empty vial in a plastic container and discard it in the trash.

Storage temperature is from 4 to 25 ̊ C. The storage period is three years.

The average price of tablets ranges from 400 to 600 rubles per pack. In liquid form, 20 ml costs about 720 rubles.

General information

This drug is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent belonging to the group of carboxylic acids. It is produced in the form of tablets containing 5, 10 or 20 milligrams of ketoprofen. They are packaged in blisters. Each of them contains ten tablets.

The blister packs are packed in labeled cartons, on which information about the manufacturer, shelf life and storage conditions is required. Also, they must have the mark “For animals”. KetoPhen (for cats or for other animals) is stored in a dark, dry place at a temperature no higher than twenty-five degrees. The shelf life of this veterinary drug is not more than three years from the date of production.

pharmachologic effect

The composition of this drug has ketoprofen, which has antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This substance actively affects the metabolism of arachidonic acid, inhibiting the production of prostaglandins. It is effective for the treatment of chronic, subacute and acute inflammatory processes. Half an hour after oral administration of the drug in the blood plasma of the animal, the maximum concentration of ketoprofen is noted. It is completely eliminated from the body through the kidneys.

In the recommended dosage of “Ketofen” for cats, the price of which starts from four to six hundred rubles, does not have a sensitizing and toxic effect. It also does not accumulate in the animal.

Indications for use

This drug is prescribed for the treatment of chronic and acute diseases of the musculoskeletal system. It effectively deals with swelling, injuries, dislocations, arthritis and arthrosis.

Also, “Ketofen” for cats (tablets) is prescribed to animals that have herniated intervertebral discs. It is often used for the relief of pain and inflammatory reactions after surgical interventions.

Contraindications and side effects

The drug is not prescribed to animals suffering from peptic ulcer and renal failure. It is strictly contraindicated in case of individual intolerance to the components and in hemorrhagic syndrome.

“Ketofen” is used with caution for cats diagnosed with liver, kidney and heart diseases. In these cases, tablets are taken under the strict supervision of a veterinarian.

With an overdose of the drug in animals there is abundant salivation and vomiting. In some cases, irritation of the gastric mucosa may occur. Usually, these symptoms disappear completely after a few days after stopping the use of “Ketofen”. When signs of gastric bleeding appear, the animal must be shown to a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Dosing and Administration

“Ketofen” for cats is used orally. It is given once a day with food. The dosage is determined individually in each individual case. It is selected taking into account the weight of a pet. So, for every kilogram of body weight of the animal give one milligram of active ingredient.

The duration of treatment is determined by the veterinarian. In most cases, it does not exceed three or five days. When skipping a single dose, you need to resume taking the drug.

As for compatibility with other medicines, “Ketofen” for cats is not used simultaneously with anticoagulants and diuretics. Also, it is not used with other anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal drugs.

Precautionary measures

When using the drug should not neglect the rules of personal hygiene and safety procedures provided for working with veterinary drugs.

Keep “Ketofen” you need out of the reach of children. After working with this tool, you need to wash your hands thoroughly with soap. People with high sensitivity to the components of this drug should avoid direct contact with the drug. In case of accidental “Ketofen” getting inside the human body or if an allergic reaction occurs, you should go to the nearest medical facility. When applying for medical care with you, it is advisable to have a label from “Ketofen” or instructions for its use.

Factory cardboard boxes and blisters, in which the preparation was packaged, can be disposed of with household waste. They must first be wrapped in a plastic bag.

Release form and composition

The main active ingredient of Ketofen is ketoprofen. This medicine from the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is often used in veterinary medicine and in medicine. Ketoprofen blocks arachidonic acid, from which prostaglandins are formed.

These substances are provocateurs of inflammation and pain in all organs of tissues. By eliminating arachidonic acid, Ketofen also eliminates inflammation with all its symptoms: swelling, redness and pain.

Ketofen is a strong anti-inflammatory and pain reliever for dogs.

Ketofen is available in several dosage forms. There are tablets Ketofen for dogs. They can have 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg ketoprofen. Tablets are round and white, packed in blisters of 10 pieces.

In addition to tablets, there is a solution of 1% ketoprofen in 20 ml vials. The bottles are made of dark glass, with a sealed lid.

Indications for use

In Ketofen, the anesthetic and anti-inflammatory effects are equally well expressed.

The list of its application is wide:

  • diseases of the joints - arthritis, arthrosis, dislocations,
  • spinal pathology - discopathy, disc hernia,
  • pain syndrome of any nature
  • pain in the postoperative period,
  • injuries of any area
  • hyperthermia during infection.

The analgesic effect of Ketofen is almost as strong as that of narcotic analgesics. But at the same time, he is released from the pharmacies without a prescription, which is very convenient if the dog is suddenly injured.

Ketofen prescribed for injuries (fractures, dislocations), arthritis and arthrosis, in the postoperative period.

Especially good relief of pain can be achieved with a dog with problems with the osteo-articular system, for example, with arthritis. If you use Ketofen in the recommended dose of a course of several days, then it relieves inflammation inside the joint and removes pain.

Instructions for use

Since Ketofen is not a safe means, it is important to strictly follow the dosage and strictly follow the instructions for use.

Ketoprofen is used for dogs in a dose of 0.2 ml of the drug per 1 kg of weight of an animal of any size once a day. In the case of a small dog, it is convenient to use an insulin syringe, which has a volume of 1 ml. Treatment is not recommended, lasting more than three days. You can enter the drug as subcutaneously and intramuscularly, and intravenously.

When using the bottle is not opened, but only pierced with a needle for taking the drug. Further stored at room temperature. If necessary, the gum bottle is pre-wiped with an antiseptic (alcohol)

Important! If the pain and inflammation after the injections are not completely gone, you can continue the treatment with pills.

Tablets are prescribed on the basis of a dose of 1 mg per 1 kg of dog weight. If necessary, the tablet breaks and crumbles into food. Use once a day, for 3-4 days.

Kethophen for dogs in the form of a solution is applied at a dose of 0.2 ml of the drug per 1 kg of animal weight.

Contraindications, side effects and limitations

Ketoprofen is not recommended for use with:

  • peptic ulcer disease
  • gastritis,
  • bleeding tendency,
  • individual intolerance.

Prostaglandins, the formation of which is blocked by Ketofen, are in many organs and without inflammation. Some of them protect the gastric mucosa from the aggressive action of hydrochloric acid.

This is due to the large number of side effects of Ketofen:

  • drooling (nausea)
  • vomiting
  • gastric ulcer formation,
  • gastritis,
  • gastric bleeding (dark vomit color of coffee grounds).

At occurrence of the last complication at a dog increasing vomiting is observed. The animal is sluggish, drinks a lot. In this case, you must urgently contact the veterinarian.

Kethophen has many side effects: nausea and vomiting, the formation of ulcers in the stomach, gastritis.

Care should be taken Ketopen in an animal with renal insufficiency. The drug is excreted through the kidneys and can be toxic to them. Therefore, in the late stages of renal failure, the dosage is reduced.

Storage conditions and price

Ketofen is stored in a place protected from sunlight, at room temperature. The shelf life of the drug - 3 years from the date of issue. An open vial must be used within 28 days.

Price for Ketofen in a solution of 1% - 20 ml about 1100-1300 rubles.

The cost of tablets:

  • 10 tablets of 5 mg - 300 rubles,
  • 10 tablets of 10 mg - 500 rubles,
  • 10 tablets on 20 mg - 1000 rub.

Ketofen for dogs: reviews

Valery. We have an old South Russian shepherd with arthrosis, barely walked. 3 shot Ketofena in the veterinary hospital saved. Now it does not run, as in youth, of course, but it is quite cheerfully going for a walk.

Dog owners say that Kethophen quickly got rid of the pain of their pets.

Valentina Nikolaevna. Without looking, I squeezed the door of my Margo's door. They cried together with the dog at the vet ... It is still a shame in front of the dog. She was not leaning on her paw at all. The doctor said that only a bruise, he advised injections, but we only mastered one, then they gave me more than 4 pills at home for 4 days.

Elvira. Ketofen personally helped us a lot after the operation. They removed the soft tissue tumor, in my opinion, our Thai Ridgeback was very painful, before Ketopen was whimpering. And then immediately fell asleep. They gave 4 days to give longer - they were afraid of the side. And the dog has already become quieter by that time.

Kostya. We also bought Ketofen when our Yorkshire terrier jumped off the couch unsuccessfully. From scratch - dislocated paws. And screamed, by the way, as if broke. The veterinarian made one injection, straightened it, and gave home the pills for 3 days. A month later, again from the same sofa jumps.

Composition and release form

Ketofen was developed by the French company “Merial” in two forms - tablets with different concentrations of the active substance and 1% solution for injection. The active substance in both cases is ketoprofen, and excipients change depending on the dosage form.


In addition to ketoprofen, the content of which is 1% in solution, it contains benzyl alcohol, which has an antiseptic effect, and water for injection. Packed liquid in bottles made of dark glass. Each volume is 20 ml. Sterile solution tightly sealed with rubber stoppers and rolled with foil for tightness. The bottle is packed in a box made of cardboard and completed with instructions for use.

The content of the active substance in the tablets can be 5, 10 and 20 mg. Auxiliary components are:

White and round pills are packaged in blisters of 10 pieces. Каждый блистер вместе с инструкцией помещается в картонную коробку.

Owner reviews

Николай, хозяин чау-чау:

«Стал замечать, что пес на прогулке подтягивает под себя лапы и отказывается от длительной ходьбы. We went to the clinic, after the examination, the doctor diagnosed hernia of intervertebral discs. Ketofen was prescribed as an anesthetic. The dog's condition improved markedly, but on the 4th day blood appeared in the feces, so it was necessary to refuse further use. ”

Maria, the owner of the South Russian Shepherd Dog:

“When our shepherd dog was diagnosed with arthrosis, the doctor prescribed Ketofen. I was very worried about the dog, as I had read on the Internet that it could cause internal bleeding. They drank it with Ranitidine. There were no side effects; the dog tolerated the drug well. After a course of 5 days it became much easier for an animal. ”

Bogdan, master alabaya:

“My old dog suffers from arthritis. Exacerbations of the disease occur periodically. In such cases, we prick him Ketofen. The drug does not cause negative effects, however, we strictly observe the dose prescribed by the doctor. Already after the first injection, the dog becomes much better. ”

Veterinarian reviews

Olga, the vet:

“The drug belongs to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. Like other agents from this group, it can cause serious side effects, up to and including gastrointestinal bleeding. You need to take with caution and only on doctor's prescription. In my practice, there was a case when the dog was lame, and the owners decided to help her and gave Ketopen's pill. Because of the bleeding that opened, the animal could not be saved. ”

Victoria, a veterinarian with 10 years of experience:

“Although Ketofen can be easily purchased at the pharmacy, it is a strong drug, so it’s better not to take it without a doctor’s prescription. I prescribe this medicine or Rimadyl for diseases of the joints, after surgery and edema. Both remedies have serious side effects. To reduce the negative impact on the stomach, intestines and liver, I prescribe drugs to support their work. ”

Alexander, a veterinarian with 17 years of experience:

“I support the fact that any painkillers are sold in pharmacies by prescription. The drug can cause internal bleeding and lead to serious consequences, including the death of a pet. It should be taken only by appointment of a veterinarian. "