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    Information about Ketorolac

    Ketorolac uses

    Ketorolac is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, muscle pain, dental pain, post operative pain, pain during menstruation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout.

    How ketorolac works

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

    Common side effects of ketorolac

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

    Available Medicine for Ketorolac

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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.
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    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 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)