Ketorolac review

Ketorolac is used to alleviate or relieve pain that is moderately severe and is usually used for patients who have just undergone surgery or operations. Ketorolac belongs to a class of medications known as NSAIDS. It primarily works by hindering the body’s production of pain causing substances, inflammation and fever.

Ketorolac is available in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Usually, it is taken every four to six hours on a doctor-prescribed schedule or every time it is needed to relieve pain. For people who are admitted a hospital or who have just undergone surgery or operation, the first dose of Ketorolac will usually be given through intramuscular or intravenous injection. After the first few doses, the doctor may then allow oral intake of Ketorolac. If the pain is still present or did not decrease even after 5 days of Ketorolac intake, the doctor must be informed so that adequate health measures and precautions may be done.

If you are taking probenecid, do not take ketorolac. Do not forget to inform your doctor about the non-prescription vitamins and supplements that you are taking (if any) so that there will be lesser chances of the medicines and drugs clashing with each other. Remember, not all drugs work harmoniously with each other.

It is also important to know that this drug may induce dizziness and drowsiness that’s why one should avoid driving a car or operating certain machineries while under the influence of Ketorolac. Taking alcohol while under the medication of this drug will only intensify the feelings of drowsiness and dizziness. As much as possible, all alcoholic intake must be stopped or avoided while under medication so that there will be less chances of encountering medical-related problems in the future.

People who are taking non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDS such as Ketorolac are said to have higher chances of suffering from a heart attack or stroke than people who do not take Ketorolac medications. It would be best if you tell your doctor if you have a medical or family history of heart attacks or other heart diseases so that proper adjustment of the medication can be done.

Some side effects of Ketorolac include sweating, headache, mouth sores, dizziness, gas, drowsiness, constipation and diarrhea. The abovementioned symptoms are considered to be minor symptoms of the drug. More serious symptoms include difficult or painful urination, fever, back pain, blisters, cloudy or bloody urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin, irregular or fast heartbeat, excessive tiredness, pale skin, unusual bruising or bleeding, flu-like symptoms, lack of energy, pain in the stomach’s upper right part, upset stomach and loss or decline of appetite.

These symptoms should not be ignored because they are signs that the body may not be responding well to the effect of the drug. If the symptoms are taken for granted, more health complications may arise that’s why it would be better to contact a doctor immediately before things get worse.

Ketorolac has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of ketorolac

• Molecular formula of ketorolac is C15H13NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 5-benzoyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolizine-1-carboxylic acid
• Molecular weight is 255.269 g/mol
Ketorolac available : 10mg tablets

Brand name(s): Acular, Ketoralac, Ketorolaco, Ketorolacum, Toradol

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