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Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 1988;8(3):157-60.

Ketoprofen vs etofenamate in a controlled double-blind study: evidence of topical effectiveness in soft tissue rheumatic pain.

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First Institute of Medical Pathology, University of Florence, Italy.


The efficacy and safety of topical application of ketoprofen gel and etofenamate gel were studied in a controlled double-blind clinical trial. Thirty-six patients affected by inflammation of tendons, sheaths and bursae entered the study, and were treated for seven days. The parameters studied were: pain scale, Ritchie index, stiffness, pain on active and passive movement and functional capacity. The results showed that ketoprofen gel and etofenamate gel were able to induce remission of the inflammatory symptoms in soft tissue rheumatic pain. No side-effects were detected in either group.

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