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About Toradol 

Toradol is considered part of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs class and is also classified as a COX non-specific medication, which reduces the concentration of certain hormones in the body. These hormones are related to the development of inflammation as well as pain. The medication has a prostaglandin synthesis inhibitory effect. Like any anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), this medication can only be used for short-term pain and inflammation. It is ineffective against chronic pain symptoms because it is generally not considered safe for long-term use.

Toradol is known to treat some conditions, including moderately severe pain associated with inflammatory conditions. Toradol is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation under different brand names, including ketorolac.

Toradol may be prescribed as a capsule in most cases. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Toradol, complete the entire course of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

If you don’t complete your prescription, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may not fully relieve the moderately severe pain that you experience. 

Sometimes, the doctor or pharmacist advises you to use the anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as needed. In this case, you should use it when signs of acute pain first appear. Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when the symptoms are already more severe can reduce the efficacy of the medication.

Toradol uses

There is one general FDA-approved use for Toradol, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your health care provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • Moderate To Severe Pain

    The use of Toradol oral administration has been approved for patients who have moderately severe acute pain. This is a short-term treatment option that should not be taken over long periods of time. The medication is not available over the counter but rather only by prescription. The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug may be used in several conditions where the patient experiences pain and inflammatory symptoms. With this said, there are some cases where a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug is not the most appropriate choice, such as in cases where the patient has active peptic ulcer disease.

Toradol side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Toradol are typically moderate. Most Toradol side effects are associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Toradol has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Dizziness

    • Drowsiness

    • Diarrhea

    • Indigestion

    • Stomach pain

    • Nausea

    • Headaches

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Kidney Disease: The medication may cause problems like acute renal failure and the development of kidney disease in some patients. This may cause urinary problems, shortness of breath, and swelling in the ankles as well as the feet. The swelling may sometimes lead to unexplained weight gain. It is also important for patients taking NSAIDs to be aware of renal toxicity and signs of renal impairment. This can help to ensure complications like kidney failure can be prevented.

    • Anemia: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug can sometimes also affect the production of red blood cells. In this case, the patient is at risk of a condition known as anemia. This can cause unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, pale skin, and lightheadedness. The patient may also feel cold in their feet and hands.

    • Risk Of Bleeding: In certain cases, the patient may experience an increased risk of bleeding. This may include stomach bleeding. Coughing up blood or vomiting blood are important signs that the patient should look out for. Tell your doctor if you have stomach pain that doesn't go away while using these nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

    • Liver Disease: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Toradol can cause kidney or liver disease in some patients. While rare, patients need to ensure they do understand the risk. Tell your doctor if you have severe stomach pain, excessive tiredness, and your stools have a clay color. Signs of jaundice are also something to look out for a while using an anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), especially over a long period of time.

      You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Toradol

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Toradol prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Toradol can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Toradol oral may be prescribed at specific times during the day. The doctor may also advise you to only take it as needed. Make sure you follow these instructions to avoid side effects like stomach pain, chest pain, kidney disease, and other dose-related adverse effects. You should also not take too many doses of the medication too close to each other.

Sometimes, you may need a ketorolac injection. If you do need to get a ketorolac injection, then this will usually be administered in the doctor's office. Note that certain side effects, such as kidney disease or renal impairment, may be more likely to happen with a ketorolac injection due to the fast-acting formula and potentially higher dose.

What to avoid while taking Toradol

Toradol has more than seven reported drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs.

Tell your doctor if you take any of the following medications:

  • Blood-thinning medications, such as warfarin

  • Lithium (May cause lithium toxicity)

  • Drugs to treat seizures

  • Blood pressure or cardiovascular disease medications

  • Steroid medications

  • Methotrexate

It is important to avoid the use of other NSAIDs when taking Toradol. When you combine Toradol with other NSAIDs, you essentially increase your risk of serious adverse events. If your doctor advises a combination with other NSAIDs, they will likely implement careful clinical monitoring.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is acceptable to consume alcohol while taking Toradol.

Alcohol causes the dilation of blood vessels. The chemical may also cause your blood to become thinner. Toradol and several of the other NSAIDs that are available can have similar effects. While not considered drug interactions, using alcohol together with Toradol could cause an increased risk of bleeding, as well as other adverse effects.

Medication alternatives to Toradol

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or pain medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

  • Mild To Moderate Pain Symptoms

    If the patient does not have more severe pain symptoms, then they may be provided a different type of NSAID. There are several NSAIDs that are effective. Other NSAIDs may sometimes reduce the risk of serious adverse reactions or be a safer choice if the patient has a risk of renal disease or gastrointestinal bleeding.

    • Advil Liqui-Gel

    • Advil

    • Caldolor

    • Generic Ibuprofen

Toradol prescription FAQs

  • How much does Toradol cost?

    Toradol oral medication does not come at the same price tag as options like an injection. It is important to take note of the specific form that you are prescribed, as well as the dosage, to help you get a better idea about the costs involved.

  • How can I refill my Toradol prescription?

    In most cases, you will receive Toradol oral medications over a short period of time. Thus, you will likely only get a single prescription from your doctor. Take the prescription to your local pharmacy to get it filled.

  • What is the drug Toradol used for?

    Toradol is primarily used to assist in the treatment of pain and inflammation. The drug provides an appropriate option for moderate to severe pain levels.

  • Is Toradol just strong Ibuprofen?

    Even though Toradol and Ibuprofen fall into similar classes as anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), there are differences in how they work. The side effects are also not the same. This means that they are generally used for different purposes.

  • What narcotic is in Toradol?

    It is important to note that Toradol is not classified as a type of narcotic. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

  • How strong a painkiller is Toradol?

    The overall efficacy in terms of relieving pain depends on a couple of factors. The dose and form of the medication play a large role. Compared to some other medications, Toradol does provide an effective reduction in pain symptoms.

  • Who should not take Toradol?

    You should avoid Toradol if you have a coronary artery bypass graft or if you have moderately elevated serum creatinine in your body. It is also important to consider all risk factors associated with the use of the drug. People with kidney failure should also avoid the use of this drug.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Toradol?

    You will often be prescribed Toradol for as needed basis. This means it is unlikely for you to have a missed dose. If you are prescribed Toradol for specific times each day, do not take a missed dose if it is already almost time for your next dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Toradol?

    Too much Toradol increases the risk of serious adverse effects, including gastrointestinal bleeding, chest pain, renal failure, and more.

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