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 65 19
Pain 52 20
Kidney stone 25 8
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
Severe
4
Moderate
8
Mild
7
None
29

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ketorolac

Side effect Patients
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
10mg as needed 9
10 mg three times daily 2
2 30mg/mL as needed 1
30mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ketorolac

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 29
Doctor's advice 16
Did not seem to work 15
Side effects too severe 10
Other 9
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Ketorolac

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

Stopped taking Ketorolac

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 46
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 9
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 2
< $25 11
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ketorolac after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naproxen Prescription (Naprosyn) 2
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 2
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Ketorolac and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans Transdermal Patch) 1
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 1
Corticosteroids 1
Ibuprofen (Advil) 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 (sharp pains in stomach, abdominal pain, diarrhea)
  • 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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