What is Ketorolac?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Toradol Toradol IM

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A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) used for the short-term (not more than 5 days) relief of moderately severe pain. You usually start treatment by injection in a hospital or doctor's office then may switch to oral administration. The brand name is Toradol.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 70 22
Pain 57 28
Kidney stone 26 9
Migraine 8 3
Fibromyalgia 6 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 5
Moderate 10
Mild 8
None 34

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ketorolac

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dizziness 3
Abdominal pain 2
Fatigue 2
Nausea 2
Sleepiness 2
Abdominal cramps 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ketorolac

Dosage Patients Percentage
10mg as needed 8
30mg as needed 1
4mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ketorolac

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 31
Did not seem to work 16
Doctor's advice 16
Other 10
Side effects too severe 10
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 82 patients who've stopped taking Ketorolac

Duration

Currently taking Ketorolac

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ketorolac

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 46
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 33
Usually 13
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 2
< $25 17
Not specified 32

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ketorolac after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Naproxen (Naproxen Prescription) 2
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Ketorolac and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Corticosteroids 1
tapentadol (Nucynta) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Ketorolac

May 3, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (injection site stinging)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Has always helps with large painful muscle knots.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jul 03, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea, abdominal pain, sharp pain in stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for menstrual cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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