Toradol is used when a strong pain occurs. The main constituent of the preparation is Ketorolac. This medicine belongs to a group of powerful painkilling preparations. It is implemented to lessen pain of different origin. Toradol can be taken orally or intramuscularly / intravenously.
Pain syndrome of moderate and string severity for: injuries, toothache, pain in the postpartum and postoperative, cancer, myalgia, arthralgia, neuralgia, sciatica, sprains, strains, rheumatic diseases.
This preparation has a pronounced analgesic action, has anti-inflammatory and antipyretic moderate effects. The action is alike the inhibition of COX activity, which plays the main part in the pathogenesis of inflammation, pains and fever.
Here are some contraindications for the usage of Toradol:
- erosive and ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract;
- bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract in the past;
- "Aspirin" asthma;
- pronounced renal dysfunction;
- early postpartum period;
- hypersensitivity to the composition of the preparation.
Toradol may induce such undesired effects:
- stomach ache;
- damage the stomach lining and intestines;
- pain in the place of the injection.
A single dosage is 15-30 mg; frequency of administration – every 4-6 hours. For examinees who weigh less than 50 kg and for those over 65 years a single dosage can be reduced. If necessary, the medicine may be administered every 2 hours. The maximal dosage per day must not be more than 120 mg.
For the curing of acute pain in the period after operation, the first dosage is 30 mg; the administration of the same dose is possible within 15-30 minutes; it may be further applied to 15 mg every 30 minutes. The maximum duration of Toradol is 5 days.
For children the preparation can be administered only in injections.
The preparation must used carefully in examinees with impaired liver and kidney function, chronic heart failure, arterial hypertension, in examinees with erosive and ulcerative lesions of the gastrointestinal tract.
The preparation must be used very cautiously postoperatively when there is a need in special hemostasis, as well as in elderly residents, inasmuch as the period of half-life of the medicine is prolongs and the clearance of plasma may be decreased. For this category of residents it is advised to use Ketorolac doses close to the lower limit of the therapeutic range. In case you have symptomatology of liver harm, skin rash, eosinophilia Ketorolac should be abolished. Ketorolac is not indicated for the usage in chronic pain.
If during treatment with Ketorolac appear drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia or depression, you ought to be especially careful during potentially hazardous activities that require attention and quickness of psychomotor reactions. It seriously affects the ability to drive cars or manage any machinery.
Toradol is contraindicated while the period of pregnancy, lactation and for children under 16 years. Ketorolac is contraindicated for the usage as a mean for sedation, analgesia and sustaining of anesthesia in obstetric practice, as under its impact may grow the duration of the first stage of labor. Into the bargain, Ketorolac may inhibit uterine contractility and fetal circulation.
Attention! Self-curing can be deleterious for your organism. Before you start the usage of this or any other preparation of the same action, consult your physician to avoid undesired results.