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Ketorolac: Drug Information
Ketorolac is a medication prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain, usually following a surgery. You can also use Ketorolac to treat back pain and pain caused by chronic conditions, such as kidney stones and cancer. The medication is effecting at reducing pain, swelling and inflammation.
Ketorolac is approved for the short-term pain relief, which means that it should not be used for more than five days in adults. As for children, they should not be given more than one dose of the drug.
Ketorolac may be used in combination with other analgesics.
Ketorolac: Mechanism of action
Ketorolac contains the active component ketorolac, which belongs to NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. These medications work by blocking the action of prostaglandins, which are chemicals causing pain and inflammation.
Ketorolac usually starts working within 30 minutes after you take a dose. Its effect lasts for 4 to 6 hours. The medication is as effective as many opioids, but Ketorolac is not a narcotic and will not cause dependence.
Ketorolac: Dosing and administration
Ketorolac should be taken with milk or food to avoid stomach upset and with a glass of water. Do not lie down for 10-15 minutes after taking Ketorolac.
Take Ketorolac as recommended by your health care provider. Your dosage of Ketorolac will depend on your age and weight, and a number of other factors, such as other conditions you have.
Generally, the recommended starting dose of Ketorolac for patients under 65 who do not have any other medical conditions is 20 mg, followed by 10 mg taken every 4-6 hours. The recommended dose of Ketorolac for people over 65 and for patients with kidney problems is 10 mg every 4-6 hours. People who weigh less than 50 kg should also start at the 10mg dose. The maximum daily Ketorolac dosage is 40 mg.
Ketorolac should not be taken for more than five days, because long-term use of the medication can cause bleeding or damage your kidneys. Consult your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after five days.
You will find more information about how to take Ketorolac in the Patient Information Leaflet. Read the leaflet carefully before using Ketorolac to ensure the drug is right for you.
Ketorolac: Warnings and precautions
Before you use ketorolac, let your doctor know if you have any of the following: liver/kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, seizures, congestive heart failure, or other severe condition.
Some medications may interact with Ketorolac and increase the risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of Ketorolac. Examples of these medications include other NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, corticosteroids, diuretics, blood-thinners, seizure medicines, thrombolytics, and several nutritional supplements. Be sure your doctor knows about all other medications you are taking.
You should not use ketorolac if you have an allergy to this medicine or any other NSAID. Stop taking Ketorolac if you have rash, swelling of your face or tongue, breathlessness, or other symptoms of allergic reaction.
Do not take Ketorolac if you have just had or are planning to undergo coronary artery bypass graft, because the medication increases the risk of heart and circulation problems. Symptoms of circulation problems may include chest pain, shortness of breath, or problems with speech and vision.
Avoid drinking alcohol when taking Ketorolac.
If you will be undergoing a surgery, tell your doctor that you are taking Ketorolac.
Ketorolac may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Avoid driving or using machines if either of these symptoms occurs.
Ketorolac: Side effects
Like any medication, Ketorolac may cause side effects. Most common adverse effects of Ketorolac include headache, nausea, stomach or abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dizziness. Lest common side effects are high blood pressure, sores on lips, runny nose, and dark urine. Yet, in most cases these symptoms are minor. Not every patient who takes Ketorolac will develop side effects.
Do not increase your dose of Ketorolac unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise. Overdose symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, bleeding, kidney failure, stomach pain, and sleepiness. Seek medical care if you have any of these symptoms.
Ketorolac: How supplied
Ketorolac is available in tablet form. Ketorolac tablets come in one strength – Ketorolac 10 mg.
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