Toradol is the brand name of the generic medicine ketorolac. The drug belongs to a class of heterocyclic acid derivatives that is used as an analgesic (pain killer). Hence this non-steroidal inflammatory drug is used as a pain killer after a surgery or child birth. The medicine was developed by Syntax Corporation in the year 1989 and approved by FDA on the same year.
Toradol was also approved for use as eye drops by FDA in the year 1992 and was introduced as Acular eye drops by Allergan. In the year 2010, intranasal formulation of this medication was approved by FDA and introduced as Sprix nasal spray by Daiichi Sankyo.
Toradol is mainly used to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Mostly the medication is used before or after a surgery to reduce pain. It can be used only for short span of time. This medication inhibits COX (cyclooxygenase) enzymes that cause inflammation or discomfort to the person. The medication performs this activity with the help of active ingredient ketorolac that reduces the natural substances in the body that cause inflammation and pain.
Based on the severity of pain experienced by a person he is prescribed with 20mg of Toradol for the first dose which can be incremented by 10mg if the first dose doesn’t relieve pain as desired.
There should be a time interval of at least 4 hours between two dosages of Toradol. This dosage strength is advised only for people of age 17 to 65.
Elders taking Toradol are prescribed a total dose 40 mg a day. The dose can be divided into 2 intervals of 20 mg each, based on their preference.
Being pain killer that reacts immediately, many things may go wrong if Toradol is overdosed or taken for a longer duration than prescribed. The side effects of this medication can be observed in the face of the person in many cases. Some of the possible side effects that a person could experience are swelling of face, pain around mouth, irritation, drowsiness and headache.
Interaction of drugs may happen when Toradol is not taken as indicated by the physician. The drugs that are found to interact with this drug often are
So, it is safe to consult a doctor before an individual starts his treatment with Toradol, to be aware of drug interactions.
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