Pain control and pain intensity comparison in patients taking ketoprofen prolonged-release capsules with or without additional application of ketoprofen in the form of gel

Adres do korespondencji: Dr n. med. Henryk Kapusta, Indywidualna Praktyka Lekarska, ul. Warszawska 10, 05-640 Stryków
Badanie zrealizowano we współpracy z firmą Health Data Management

Pediatr Med rodz Vol 9 Numer 1, p. 64–68

Pain is integral part of the human life. It is a common disease symptom manifested by most patients visiting clinics. It is a warning signal of a danger or a bodily injury. Occurrence of pain is associated with worse quality of life and negative emotions in the patient. Development of a pain-eliminating therapeutic option is still the biggest challenge to specialists. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate pain control and motor function control in patients taking ketoprofen in the form of prolonged-release capsules with or without applying additionally ketoprofen in the form of gel. The author discusses the efficacy of the pain therapy regime in two therapeutic groups. One group was given combined therapy with the use of ketoprofen in the form of both capsules and gel. The other group was given monotherapy using ketoprofen tablets only. Analysis of obtained results indicates that in both therapeutic groups, the effects of pain in major areas of the subjects’ lives have decreased significantly, their motor functions have improved, and they have gained a better control over pain. Improvement in the abovementioned aspects was however greater in the combined therapy group (capsule + gel). Analysis of the problem is presented basing on a research project conducted by the company Health Data Management in the time from February to July 2011. Data were collected with the use of a questionnaire survey. The study included 3129 patients and 214 physicians.

Keywords: pain control, motor function control, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), ketoprofen, combined therapy