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 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Jun 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.