Toradol (ketorolac) injections are used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe musculoskeletal pain. It is often used before or after surgical and non-surgical procedures to provide additional pain relief. Apart from surgeries or other procedures, it is a very effective pain reliever for various musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. By reducing pain, Toradol injections also help individuals participate in important physical therapy and other exercises that may have been impeded by pain.
Toradol (ketorolac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It limits inflammation caused by injury or certain medical conditions which subsequently reduces swelling and pain. Ketorolac is not a narcotic drug and because it is not habit-forming, it is not a controlled substance. Thankfully, it will not cause physical or mental dependence, like narcotics frequently do. However, it is not uncommon for Toradol to be used in conjunction with a narcotic to provide additional pain relief than either medicine could alone.
Toradol injections can be given by injection into a large muscle or into a vein through an IV. Although not readily available and rarely prescribed, it also comes in pill form. Toradol injections are often given as a one time dose on an as needed basis but may also be part of a routine schedule to aid in rehabilitation. It can be injected every 6 hours as needed. Dosages range depending on the condition being treated and the severity of the pain. It can increase the risk of bleeding like other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications so the the lowest effective dose is recommended and should not be administered in conjunction with other NSAIDs.
Like other medications, ketorolac is not without side effects. Be sure to inquire about common side effects with Dr. Morchower or pharmacist before receiving or taking the medication. Ketorolac can also interfere or react with a variety of other medications or may cause an allergic reaction if you have had reactions to other NSAID medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin. All allergies and medications, even over-the-counter drugs and supplements should be thoroughly reviewed by your medical provider before ketorolac is administered.
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