Toradol

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    Brand Name:Toradol
    Generic:Ketorolac Tromethamine
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1991-12-20 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Roche Palo
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/019645s016lbl.pdf

About Toradol

Toradol is used for:

The short-term (up to 5 days) treatment of moderate to severe pain (usually after surgery), alone or in combination with other medicines.

Toradol is an NSAID. It reduces inflammation by preventing certain chemicals (prostaglandins) from being produced by the injured tissue.

Side Effects of Toradol

Possible side effects of Toradol:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Constipation;
  • diarrhea;
  • dizziness;
  • drowsiness;
  • gas;
  • headache;
  • indigestion;
  • mouth sores;
  • nausea;
  • purple patches under the skin;
  • stomach fullness;
  • stomach pain;
  • sweating;
  • swelling;
  • vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • black stools;
  • dark urine or pale stools;
  • fainting;
  • fluid retention;
  • hallucinations;
  • meningitis;
  • persistent stomach/abdominal pain;
  • pounding in the chest;
  • psychosis;
  • rectal bleeding;
  • seizures;
  • severe and continuing nausea;
  • shortness of breath;
  • stomach perforation;
  • tightness in chest;
  • tremors;
  • ulcers;
  • unusual bleeding or bruising;
  • unusual fatigue;
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Who Should Not Take Toradol

Do NOT use Toradol if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Toradol
  • you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to aspirin or an NSAID (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib)
  • you are taking an aminoglycoside (eg, gentamicin), heparin, methotrexate, probenecid, tacrolimus, aspirin, or another NSAID (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib)
  • you are breast-feeding, in labor or delivery, or you are scheduled to have surgery
  • you have a history of ulcers or severe stomach problems (eg, bleeding, perforation)
  • you have severe kidney problems (including risk for kidney failure), or you have or are at risk for bleeding problems (eg, stroke, hemorrhage)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Toradol

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Toradol. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Aspirin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine), or NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib) because side effects, such as increased risk of intestinal bleeding, may occur
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) or cyclosporine because the actions and side effects of Toradol and these medicines may be increased
  • Aminoglycosides (eg, gentamicin), heparin, lithium, or methotrexate because the actions and side effects of these medicines may be increased
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