Toradol belongs to the pyrrolo-pyrrole group of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) family of medications.
The main component of this medication is ketorolac tromethamine.
Toradol is a treatment that is meant to diminish moderate to severe pain. It is typically taken before a surgery or once a surgery has been performed. This medication reduces the inflammation and pain that is experienced due to the trauma of surgery. It enables individuals to shorten their recovery time and resume regular activities as quickly as possible.
There are enzymes that are known as COX enzymes. They produce prostaglandins, substances that cause inflammation, discomfort, and even fever. NSAIDs such as Toradol inhibit these enzymes, preventing these reactions. This drug is typically used on individuals that experience pain for a short period of time.
To find out if Toradol has any other benefits, consult your physician.
It is recommended to only take the dosage that is prescribed to you by your physician. You should avoid taking this medication in lower or higher amounts than has been instructed.
This medication is to be consumed by mouth.
The recommended dosage for individuals between the ages of 17 and 65 is 20 mg for the first dose and 10 mg for the second dose. The doses needed to be separated by an interval between 4 and 6 hours.
For individuals over the age of 65, the total recommended dosage is 20 mg. These should be divided into two equal doses of 10 mg. There should be between 4 and 6 hours between each dose.
The total dosage for both age groups should not exceed 40 mg in one day.
It is important to adhere to the interval that is recommended by your physician. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If the following dose is due in less than 4 hours, skip the missed one.
If an overdose occurs, call the emergency service in your area immediately.
Some adverse effects that you may experience when taking Toradol are:
Puffiness of face or limbs
Unexpected gain in weight
Presence of bruises on skin
Irritation of skin
Red bumps on skin
Wounds around the mouth
Pain in the abdomen
Presence of blood in urine
Lips or fingernails turning blue
Discomfort in chest
Irritation in throat
Loss of consciousness
Loss of hearing
If you go through any of the above adverse reactions, contact your doctor without delay.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant and have been asked to take Toradol. This medication may be harmful to fetuses. Inform your physician before you start feeding your child.
Avoid taking this drug if you have had any negative experience with any NSAID in the past.
Do not take Toradol if you have recently been injured or have experienced bleeding. Do not consume this medication if you have a clotting disorder, ulcer, or a history of kidney problems.
You should not take Toradol if you are already taking another NSAID.
Do not take this medication if you have experienced bleeding of the stomach or the intestines.