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    Information about Ketorolac

    Ketorolac uses

    Ketorolac is used for pain relief
    It relieves pain in conditions like post-operative pain.

    How ketorolac works

    Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by suppressing the production of chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation (redness and swelling), fever and pain.

    Common side effects of ketorolac

    Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Epigastric pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting, Indigestion

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    Expert advice for Ketorolac

    • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long time.
    • Ketorolac can raise a risk of blood clots, heart attack, or a stroke.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Ketorolac


    Q. Is Ketorolac stronger than hydrocodone?

    No, Ketorolac is not stronger than hydrocodone. Opioid agents (hydrocodone) are generally stronger pain relievers than a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Ketorolac.

    Q. Is Ketorolac a muscle relaxant?

    No, Ketorolac is not a muscle relaxant. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and can be used to treat mild pain and inflammation.

    Q. Is Ketorolac addictive or controlled substance?

    No. Ketorolac is not addictive or controlled substance however it can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 02 March, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)