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Nouv Presse Med. 1982 Aug 28;11(33):2494-6.

[Ankylosing spondylitis. Comparative trial of two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents: pirprofen and ketoprofen].

[Article in French]


In this double blind, crossover trial, 40 patients with ankylosing spondylitis were treated during two successive periods of 4 weeks each with either pirprofen 800 mg/day or ketoprofen 300 mg/day administered orally in a randomized order. The efficacy of pirprofen and ketoprofen was comparable, the results, as assessed by the clinician, were excellent or satisfactory in 53% of both groups. Pirprofen was well tolerated by 71% of the patients and ketoprofen by 59%.

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