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Ketorolac

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Before taking ketorolac, let your healthcare provider know if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems (or if you are taking medicine that decreases your blood's ability to clot)
  • Diabetes
  • Nasal polyps
  • Seizures
  • A history of hallucinations
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (also known as SLE or lupus)
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant (see Toradol and Pregnancy)
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), probenecid, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Ketorolac for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take this medication.)
 

How Does It Work?

Ketorolac and other NSAIDs are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins.
 
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Ketorolac (Toradol)

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