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Dexketoprofen trometamol (156604-79-4)

Dexketoprofen trometamol Chemical Structure

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What is Dexketoprofen trometamol

Dexketoprofen trometamol is a water-soluble salt of Dexketoprofen and belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzophenone. It is the dextrorotatory stereoisomer of ketoprofen having a faster onset of action and better therapeutic value. It belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and is a modified non-selective COX inhibitor having analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory properties that is available as both oral and parenteral formulations.  It is available in various countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Dexketoprofen Trometamol market research report

Macsen Laboratories is the supplier of high-quality Dexketoprofen trometamol.
Name of Product Dexketoprofen trometamol
IUPAC Name 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diol;2-(3-benzoylphenyl)propanoic acid
Synonyms Dexketoprofen trometamol; (S)-Ketoprofen trometamol; 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diol;2-(3-benzoylphenyl)propanoic acid; Dexcetoprofeno trometamol; Dexketoprofene trometamolo
CAS No 156604-79-4
Molecular Formula C20H25NO6
Molecular Weight 375.4 g/mol
Pubchem CID 177976
Pubchem SID 463932904


Dexketoprofen trometamol is commonly used in the short-term treatment of mild to moderate pain in conditions like:

  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Musculoskeletal pain like knee pain
  • Toothache
  • Post-surgery pain in dental surgeries
  • Migraine

Side effects

Common side effects include:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Digestive problems (dyspepsia)

Toxicity symptoms at higher dosage include:

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness or disturbed sleep
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Palpitations and flushing
  • Stomach problems causing flatulence and constipation
  • Skin rash
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling feverish and shivering
  • Malaise


Q. What is the difference between Dexketoprofen trometamol and Ibuprofen?

Dexketoprofen Trometamol is more effective in the early hours after surgery and has a 5.30-hour analgesia duration, whereas Ibuprofen has a 6-hour analgesic duration after treatment.

Q. Is dexketoprofen stronger than paracetamol?

Dexketoprofen is a very good pain reliever and more potent than Paracetamol.

Q. Does Dexketoprofen make you drowsy?

Drowsiness and dizziness are caused by Dexketoprofen, therefore driving with caution is necessary. Consuming alcohol while taking Dexketoprofen may cause increased sleepiness and dizziness. It may also increase the risk of gastric bleeding.

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