Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain

Toradol

(ketorolac)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Pain
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Treats pain and inflammation.

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Our bottom line

Toradol (Ketorolac) is an okay medication for some types of short-term pain, but don't take it for longer than you really need it.

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Upsides

  • Treat pain and inflammation caused by a variety of medical problems including arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other types of short-term pain.
  • Available as a generic.

Downsides

  • Causes increased risk of stomach bleeding, heart attack, and strokes, so you shouldn't take it long-term.
  • Interacts with a lot of other medications.
How it works

Toradol (Ketorolac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops your body from making chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.

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Side effect rates for Toradol (ketorolac)

  • Headaches
  • Gi pain
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Swelling due to excess fluid
  • Injection site pain

Risks and Warnings for Toradol (ketorolac)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Being overweight or obese
    • Smoking

    Toradol (Ketorolac) can increase your chance of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. Take the lowest dose for the shortest time possible to lower your risk. Never take Toradol (Ketorolac) during the first two weeks after having heart surgery.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Toradol (ketorolac)

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Pregnancy
Interactions
  • Interacts with a lot of other medications.
Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while using Toradol (Ketorolac).
Food
  • Take it with food to avoid getting diarrhea.
Pain
  • Treat pain and inflammation caused by a variety of medical problems including arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other types of short-term pain.
  • Can cause swelling in your legs, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, and an upset stomach.