What is Toradol?

Toradol is the brand name for the medication ketorolac. It is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Toradol works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. This medication is used short-term (5 days or less) to treat moderate to severe pain, usually after surgery. Toradol can be used alone or in combination with other medicines.

Important Information about Toradol

Toradol can cause bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. Contact your Doctor Immediately if this occurs. Drinking alcohol while taking Toradolcan increase the risk of stomach or intestinal bleeds.

Toradol can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk is increased with long term use of the medication as well as an underlying heart condition.

If you experience heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance contact your doctor immediately.

 

Toradol Side Effects

Along with the desired effects of Toradol there are side effects associated with its use. Most commonly patients will experience; Abdominal or stomach pain (mild or moderate); bruising at place of injection; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; indigestion; and nausea. Other side effects of Toradol require immediate attention, these include; Swelling of face, fingers, lower legs, ankles, and/or feet; and weight gain (unusual).

Toradol Uses

Toradol is used short-term (5 days or less) to treat moderate to severe pain, usually after surgery.  This medication can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Toradol works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Do not use Toradol longer than prescribed or in higher doses, this can be a risk to your health and safety.

Intentional misuse of Toradol can be fatal.

Do not share this medication with others.

Toradol Dosage and Directions

The recommended dose for Toradol in patients age 17 to 64: 20 mg PO once followed by 10 mg q4-6 hours prn not >40 mg/day.

The recommended dose for Toradol in Patients age ≥65, renally impaired, and/or weight<50 kg (110 lbs): 10 mg PO once followed by 10 mg q4-6 hours prn not >40 mg/day.