Toradol is used for the short-term treatment of moderate (up to 5 days) to severe pain .It used usually after surgery, alone or in combination with other medicines.
Use Toradol exactly as directed.
- If Toradol upsets your stomach, it may be taken with food , but it may not decrease the risk of stomach or bowel problems (bleeding or ulcers) that may occur (while taking Toradol). If you have persistent stomach upset talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Do not use this medication more often than 5 days. Toradol is not used to treat moderate or severe chronic pain (e.g. headache).
Contact your healthcare provider if you have any questions about how to use Toradol.
Toradol is an NSAID. Inflammation reduced: injured tissue prevented from producing certain chemicals (prostaglandins).
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. If you miss one dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Keep Toradol at room temperature, between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C), away from light and moisture. Always store Toradol away from children's reach. Keep out of the reach of children as well as pets.
Toradol Safety information
The usage of Toradol is not recommended if:
- you are taking an aminoglycoside (e.g., gentamicin), methotrexate, heparin, tacrolimus, probenecid, aspirin, or another NSAID (like ibuprofen, celecoxib);
- you have ever had allergic reaction to any ingredient in Ketorolac or to NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib);
- you have a history of ulcers or stomach bleeding or perforation;
- you are breast-feeding, pregnant – especially if you are in second or third trimester, or you are scheduled to have surgery;
- you have severe kidney problems (including risk for kidney failure), or you have or are at risk for bleeding problems (e.g., stroke, hemorrhage).
Keep in mind the following important facts about Toradol if you are treating with it:
- Unless it is prescribed, don’t take other anti-inflammatory medicines while you are taking Toradol, including any aspirin-based medicines like naproxen, ibuprofen or others;
- Toradol may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do perform any potentially dangerous task or tasks that may require alertness until you know how you react to Toradol. Using Toradol alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
- Do not drink alcohol while treatment with Toradol;
- If aspirin was prescribed by your doctor for reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually in amount of 80 to 325 mg per day), talk with your doctor before using Toradol.
- Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments while your treatment with Toradol
- Toradol must not be of use by children younger than 16 years of age.
- Do not breast-feed while taking Toradol and do not take it while pregnancy.
Toradol Side effects
Notify your doctor promptly if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; gas; headache; purple patches under the skin;indigestion; mouth sores; nausea; constipation; sweating or stomach fullness or pain; swelling; vomiting.
Call emergency aid immediately if you have an allergic reaction to Toradol expressed in swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; rash; difficulty breathing; hives; tightness in the chest;) or
- Black or pale stools and dark urine;
- persistent stomach/abdominal pain;
- pounding in the chest;
- fainting; fluid retention;
- hallucinations; meningitis;
- rectal bleeding;
- severe and continuing nausea;
- shortness of breath.
Use Ketorolac only if prescribed. Do not share it with other people to whom it was not prescribed.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.