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Enantiomer: what is it, uses, generic and side effects?

What is Enantiomer used for and why is it a very popular NSAID? Find out what it consists of, what its side effects are and its generic.


  • It is a drug of recognized popularity, not without risks.
  • Before consuming it, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

Although there are extremely well-known and popular anti-inflammatories, such as  paracetamol or ibuprofen, and which are precisely useful for a wide variety of discomforts and health disorders, there are others that are only suitable in some specific cases. This is the case of Enantiomer, which we can find in the pharmacy in forms of 25 mg orally and in drinkable ampoules of 50 mg or 2 ml.

What is Enantiomer?

If we read the prospectus of Enantiomer, whether in the form of 25 mg coated tablets or oral solution in a sachet, it is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), the same group to which other equally popular NSAIDs belong, such as case of ibuprofen or nonoil.

Its generic name is dexketoprofen, capable of non-specifically inhibiting the two is enzymes of cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2), citing Boticaria Garcia. In other words, it is the same form or mechanism of action that other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs carry out, such as the case of the aforementioned ibuprofen.

What is Enantiomer used for? When should it be taken?

As we mentioned at the beginning of this note, while anti-inflammatories of recognized popularity such as ibuprofen or paracetamol can be used for a wide variety of disorders and diseases, in the case of Enantiomer it should only be used for a series of concrete problems. It is especially useful for:

  • Musculoskeletal pain: back pain, lumbar pain (the traditional lumbago), or trauma (blows and accidents).
  • Odontalgia: toothache or gum pain.
  • Dysmenorrhea: menstrual pain and associated discomfort.
  • Postoperative pain: especially in case of orthopedic and gynecological surgery.

How to take Enantiomer?

Although it depends directly on the form of presentation, or on the recommendations indicated by your doctor, the most common is the administration of 25 mg Enantiomer tablets every 8 hours. It is advisable to take it together with one of the main meals, or with a stomach-protecting or anti-ulcer medicine.

In addition, it is not recommended to exceed 3 tablets per day, corresponding to 75 mg of dexketoprofen.

You must bear in mind that, due to its adverse effects, Enantiomer is not considered a drug of choice in case of headache. Therefore, it is always advisable to follow medical advice before consuming it.

What is the generic of Enantiomer?

Generic medicines, as you probably know, have the advantage that they have the same effects as the original medicine or drug, with the difference that we can usually find them at the pharmacy at a cheaper price.

We can find generic Enantiomer in the pharmacy under the names of Dexketoprofen,  Dexketoprofenratio pharm 25 mg or Dexketoprofen Kern Parma 25 mg, among others.

What are the main side effects of Enantiomer

As with most medicines and drugs, and in particular with those known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is necessary to know what the side effects that Enantiomer can produce are before consuming it, especially if we take it without proper medical advice (because precisely you do not need a prescription to buy it at the pharmacy).

Among the most common side effects, we can mention: discomfort and digestive disorders accompanied by stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea and vomiting. To avoid these digestive discomforts, it is advisable to take it with food or with a stomach-protecting medication, such as omeprazole (especially if the treatment will be long).

Other side effects may also occur less frequently, such as: headache and headaches, dizziness, vertigo, skin rashes, insomnia or drowsiness, high blood pressure, changes in menstruation, hepatitis, kidney failure, peptic ulcer or perforation of ulcer.

In addition, since no studies have been carried out to verify the possible adverse effects in children and adolescents,  its use in children and adolescents is not recommended, as neither the safety nor the efficacy of this medicine have been established.

On the other hand, it is not recommended to take Enantiomer during the last 3 months of pregnancy or during breastfeeding. While, if you are pregnant in the first or second trimester, you should always consult a doctor before consuming it.


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