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 drugs (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects of Ketorolac

Vomiting, Stomach pain/epigastric pain, Nausea, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Heartburn, Loss of appetite
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Expert advice for Ketorolac

  • You have been prescribed Ketorolac to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Long term use may lead to serious complications such as stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
  • It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or visual disturbances. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Ketorolac as it can cause excessive drowsiness and increase your risk of stomach problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your kidney function, liver function and levels of blood components, if you are taking this medicine for long-term treatment.

Frequently asked questions for Ketorolac


Q. Is Ketorolac an antibiotic or steroid?

No, Ketorolac is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) group of medicines. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and inflammation.

Q. Is Ketorolac a good painkiller?

Ketorolac is effective in relieving pain and inflammation. It is used to provide relief from various sorts of pain, such as sprains, strains and other injuries. It is also helpful in the treatment of different types of arthritis and gout. Along with that, it can be used to reduce pain and inflammation which follows after a surgery.

Q. Is Ketorolac safe?

Ketorolac is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What should I do if I forget to take a dose of Ketorolac?

If you forget a dose of Ketorolac, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Ketorolac effective?

Ketorolac is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Ketorolac too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What are the side effects of Ketorolac?

Some common side effects associated with Ketorolac include vomiting, stomach pain, nausea and indigestion. However, these side effects are usually not bothersome and resolve in some time. If they persist for a longer duration or worry you, consult your doctor.


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