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Some warnings and precautions with ketorolac involve not taking the medication with other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen). Other precautions and warnings for people taking ketorolac concern the increased risk for major or life-threatening bleeding associated with the medication. Still other warnings and precautions with ketorolac involve taking the medication while pregnant or nursing.
Warnings and Precautions With Ketorolac: An IntroductionBefore taking ketorolac tromethamine (Toradol®), let your healthcare provider know if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- 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)
- Nasal polyps
- A history of hallucinations
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (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
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
Be sure to 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.