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Ketorolac tromethamine (Toradol®) is a medication used for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. This prescription medication is typically used to treat pain following a procedure, but may also be used for such things as pain caused by kidney stones, back pain, or cancer pain.
Ketorolac is available in the form of an injection or as tablets. Ketorolac injections are available in several strengths, including 15 mg per mL vial, 30 mg per mL vial, and 60 mg per 2-mL vial. The tablets are available in one strength -- ketorolac 10 mg. The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on factors such as your age, weight, other medications you are currently taking, and other medical conditions you may have.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects of ketorolac injections and tablets include nausea, headaches, and drowsiness. This medication is not suitable for everyone, so talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements) before starting treatment.
(Click Ketorolac for a more in-depth look at how both the injections and tablets work, as well as information on potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.)
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