Ketorolac tromethamine (Toradol®) is a prescription medication often used for temporary relief of moderate-to-severe pain. For example, it is often used to treat pain following a procedure. It may also be used for the treatment of such things as back pain or pain caused by cancer or kidney stones. Treatment typically should not last longer than five days.
The medication is available in tablet form; it may also be given by injection or through an intravenous line (IV). Although most people tolerate it well, side effects may occur. Headaches, nausea, and diarrhea are some of the most commonly reported reactions to ketorolac.
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