Toradol

(ketorolac)

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Treats pain and inflammation.

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Our bottom line

Toradol (ketorolac) is a relatively strong NSAID and is a non-opioid medicine that relieves moderate to severe short term pain. However, it can increase your risk of bleeding so it should be used for the shortest time possible.

Quick facts about ketorolac
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketorolac)
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Upsides

  • Relatively strong NSAID for treating pain and inflammation.
  • An alternative to opioid medications for treating short term pain.
  • Comes in a nasal spray that you can administer yourself if you want to avoid getting injections.

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Downsides

  • Only use for short term pain - for example: pain after getting a surgery.
  • Toradol (ketorolac) can increase the risk of bleeding, so it's not a good choice for people with peptic ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, or a history of these.
  • People with serious kidney problems can't use Toradol (ketorolac).
  • Not for children under 17 years old.

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How it works

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

Quick facts about ketorolac
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketorolac)

Used for

  • Pain
  • Postoperative ocular pain and inflammation after eye surgery
  • Ocular itching

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Nasal solution
  • Ophthalmic solution
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What to expect when you take Toradol (ketorolac) for

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Side effect rates for Toradol (ketorolac)

  • Temporary burning and stinging

Risks and Warnings for Toradol (ketorolac)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heart problems
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • 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) or other NSAIDs during the first two weeks after having cardiac bypass 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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Food
  • Take pills with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
Kidneys and liver
  • People with serious kidney problems can't use Toradol (ketorolac).
Pain
  • Relatively strong NSAID for treating pain and inflammation.
  • Only use for short term pain - for example: pain after getting a surgery.