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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 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 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.