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What is Toradol?
Toradol is an oral tablet consisting of a nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drug called ketorolac. We carry the generic alternative of Toradol in 10mg!
What is Toradol used for?
Toradol is used to treat moderate to severe pain, for no longer than 5 days. Toradol is commonly used before or after a medical procedure or following surgery. Almost all surgeries are followed by a period of pain, without medications, the pain can be excruciating and intolerable. You may still feel pain using medications, but the severity will be massively reduced and the pain should at the very least be tolerable. Additionally, you can use this medication for moderate to severe pain caused by other conditions that are short term, such as kidney stone pain, which is located in the lower back.
How does Toradol work?
Toradol (ketorolac) is effective at treating moderate to severe pain because this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is able to reduce the hormones in the body that cause the inflammation and pain to occur in these conditions.
*** DO NOT USE THIS MEDICATION FOR MORE THAN 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. ***
The inital dose of this drug should not be given through an oral tablet, but through injection. After the inital injection, adults are allowed to continue doses through oral administration.
Follow only the directions given to you by your doctor. Do not take more or less of a dose than directed. Directions can commonly be found on your prescription label if you forget.
This medication is taken with water by mouth, every 4 – 6 hours, or as directed by your doctor. Avoid lying down for 10 minutes following the dose.
Do not use Toradol (ketorolac)
Do not use this medication if you have recently had or have a scheduled heart bypass surgery, active or recent stomach ulcer, stomach bleeding, or intestinal bleeding, a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, a closed head injury or bleeding in your brain, bleeding from a recent surgery, severe kidney disease or dehydration, a history of asthma or a severe allergic reaction after taking aspirin or an NSAID, or if you are breast feeding or in your third trimester of pregnancy.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Your treatment plan may need to be changed if you are also use pentoxifylline, probenacid, aspirin, or other NSAIDs - ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and others.
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have or have had, especially if you have ever had heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, blood clot, stomach ulcers or bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, liver disease, kidney disease, asthma, fluid retention, or if you smoke.
Do not use this medication for more than 5 consecutive days. This is recommended because serious, and even fatal, consequences, such as internal stomach bleeding and ulcers, may occur when using this medication long term. Usually, the long term risks are not worth the benefit of the drug. Usually other NSAID medications can help with the pain with lower associated risks.
Do not use this medication for the pain relief of child birth. This medication can harm the unborn baby and can increase the mothers risk of uterine bleeding.
This medication can cause an increased risk of fatal heart attack or stroke; the risk is higher in those who use Toradol long term or take high doses. It may also increase your risk of stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can become fatal.
Do not drink alcohol while using this medication; your risk for stomach bleeding in greatly increased by doing so.
This medication can pass into breast milk and can harm a nursing infant.
Common side effects of Toradol (ketorolac) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Toradol (ketorolac) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects or signs of complications, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
How quickly does Toradol work?
This medication begins working very quickly; within about 15 minutes you should begin feeling the effect, which should last up to 6 hours.
How long does Toradol stay in your system for?
Toradol stays in the human system for about 33 hours.
What is the average dose for an adult?
For an adult, the average dose of Toradol is 20mg of an initial dose, followed by 10mg every 4 – 6 hours. Do not exceed more than 40mg per day. Keep in mind; the initial dose of Toradol should not be given through oral administration. The initial dose should be given through injection by a health care professional.
What are some moderate to severe conditions this medication does not treat? What is a condition not previously mentioned that it does help treat?
You should not use this medication to treat moderate to severe pain as a result of child birth, chronic illnesses such as asthma, or other conditions that require long-term treatment. A common condition this medication does treat is migraines; a moderate to severe pain level headache, which lasts a few hours to a few days.
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