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Effects of KetorolacIt is thought that blocking the effects of prostaglandins is what makes ketorolac useful for reducing pain. In clinical studies, ketorolac was as effective as lower doses of narcotics at treating pain. When it was combined with narcotic pain medicines (such as morphine), it decreased the amount of narcotics needed. Also, pain relief was significantly better in those receiving ketorolac and morphine compared to those receiving morphine alone.
When and How Do I Take It?Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- Ketorolac comes in tablet form. It also can be given by injection or through an intravenous line (IV).
- To avoid an upset stomach, take your ketorolac with food or milk.
- For ketorolac to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
DosingThe dose of ketorolac your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight
- Your age
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be taking.