Toradol is the brand name of the generic drug Ketorolac. It belongs to the group of heterocyclic acid derivatives used as an anesthetic (pain medication). Therefore, this non-steroidal inflammatory medication is used as an anesthetic after a surgery or delivery. The medicine was created by Syntax Corporation in 1989 and immediately received an approval of FDA.
Toradol in the form of eye drops by FDA in 1992 and became available as Acular eye drops. 18 years later, intranasal formulation of this drug received an approval of FDA and became available as Sprix nasal spray.

Indications for use

Toradol is usually used to relieve moderate to acute pain. In most cases, it is before or after a surgery to alleviate the pain. Don’t use it for a long time. This drug inhibits COX (cyclooxygenase) enzymes, which may lead to the inflammation.
Depending on the severity of pain, patients should take 20mg of Toradol as an initial dose, and then increase it to 30mg if the desired effect is not achieved.
Take the second dosage of Toradol at least 4 hours after the first one (for the patients from 17 to 65 years old).
Older people should take 40 mg of Toradol a day, divided into 2 dosages.

Adverse Effects

As this pain medication has an immediate action, you should stick to the right dosage and duration of treatment. The adverse effects of this drug are usually reflected in the face, for example, face swelling, mouth pain, irritation, fatigue and head pain.

Other contraindications

Don’t mix Toradol with the following medications:

  • Aspirin
  • Antidepressants
  • Tranquilizers
  • Sleeping drugs
  • Dexamethasone

Therefore, you should consult a doctor before starting to use Toradol.