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Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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How it works
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How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES FOR KETRODEXNo substitutes found
Expert advice FOR KETRODEX
- Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to ketorolac, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or even aspirin or similar drugs.
- Immediately contact your doctor, if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking ketorolac. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ketorolac.
- Do not take ketorolac tablets or injection if you are pregnant or breast feeding without consulting your doctor.
- Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old.
- Talk to your doctor before using ketorolac eye drops: If you have eye infection, dry eyes, ulcer on the surface of the eye, If you have bleeding tendency or have stomach ulcers, If you have diabetes, If you have rheumatoid arthritis (pain and swelling especially affecting the small joints of hands), If you have had asthma after taking medicines similar to ketorolac (pain-killers).
- Do not drive or use machines immediately after instillation of ketorolac eye drops as there may be temporary haziness of vision.
- Remove your contact lenses prior to application and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
- Do not use the bottle if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is broken, and do not let the tip of the dropper touch your eye or anything else to avoid contamination.
Frequently asked questions FOR KETRODEX
Q. Is ketorolac same as tramadol, aspirin, codeine, acetaminophen?
No. Ketorolac is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while tramadol, codeine are opioid (derived from opium) pain killers. Aspirin and acetaminophen are NSAIDs different than ketorolac
Q. What is Toradol?
Toradol is proprietary (brand) name of ketorolac trometamine
Q. Is ketorolac stronger than hydrocodone?
No. Opioid agents (hydrocodone) are generally stronger pain relievers than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ketorolac
Q. Is ketorolac a muscle relaxer, blood thinner, or sulfa drug?
Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and can be used to treat mild pain and inflammation. It is however extensively prescribed to treat pain occurring after eye surgery and administered directly into the eyes. It is not a muscle relaxant, blood thinner or sulfa drug
Q. Is ketorolac addictive or controlled substance?
No. Ketorolac is not addictive or controlled substance however it belongs to schedule H drug category and can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q. Can I take ketorolac with Vicodin, Aleve, ibuprofen, oxycodone, tramadol, hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, Tylenol or naproxen?
Tylenol is the brand name of paracetamol (acetaminophen). Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Vicodin contains paracetamol and hydrocodone. It is not advisable to take two or more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) together as it increases the risk of adverse effects. Therefore Tylenol, Aleve, ibuprofen shouldn't be taken with ketorolac. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and may be given if ketorolac is used as tablet or injection to treat pain in muscles and joints
Q. Does ketorolac cause drowsiness or urinary retention?
Yes. NSAIDs may cause sleepiness or fluid retention in some patients but small doses given in eyes are unlikely to cause such effect with ketorolac
Q. Can I take ketorolac for a headache, cramps, toothache or back pain?
Ketorolac eye drops are generally used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain after the surgery. In order to relieve headache, cramps, toothache or back pain, tablet or injection may be required
Q. Does ketorolac expire?
Like all drugs, ketorolac has an expiry date, which will be printed on the eye drop bottle. Do not use ketorolac eye drops beyond expiry date.
Q. Are decadron and prednisone same as dexamethasone?
No. Decadron is a brand name of dexamethasone. Prednisone, however, is entirely different drug. Both drugs however belong to a same class of medications called corticosteroids
Q. Is dexamethasone a narcotic, sulfa drug, NSAID or controlled substance?
No. Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which shows anti-inflammatory action. It is not a controlled substance or sulfa drug. It can be obtained only on production of valid prescription
Q. Does dexona cause weight gain/ cause fluid retention/ heart burn/ hungry/ keep you awake/ drowsiness?
Dexona is the brand name of dexamethasone tablet, a corticosteroid. It may cause weight gain due to fluid retention properties. It should be noted that the fluid retention is a side effect of dexona and not the use. It is also known to cause heart burn and increased appetite. It does not cause drowsiness or insomnia. However, if you experience such side effects, always consult your doctor
Q. Is dexamethasone safe?
Dexamethasone is safe if used at prescribed doses and at prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve or naproxen with dexamethasone?
Advil is the brand name of ibuprofen while Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Dexamethasone should not be used in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen etc., since it can cause stomach ulceration and bleeding
Q. Can I take dexamethasone with ciprofloxacin?
Taking ciprofloxacin along with dexamethasone tablet may cause inflammation of tendon and tendon rupture especially in elderly. Hence taking this drug combination is not advisable
Q. Can I take paracetamol, Tylenol or Benadryl with dexamethasone?
No major or clinically significant drug interaction is found with the said drugs. However, always consult your doctor before using these drugs
Q. Can I take tums with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and tums (calcium carbonate) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination
Q. Can I take Xanax with dexamethasone?
Minor interaction between dexamethasone and Xanax (alprazolam) are reported in certain cases. Always consult your doctor before using this combination
Q. Is dexamethasone safe for toddlers?
It is safe if used as per indication and doses advised by the doctor
Q. What are the uses of dexona tablet and injection?
Dexona tablets and injections are used to treat decreased adrenal gland function and inflammatory conditions like asthma and allergy.
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.