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Ketorolac: Toradol (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics)

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Generic Name

ketorolac

Trade Name

Toradol

Indication

pain

Action

pain relief due to prostaglandin inhibition by blocking of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX)

Therapeutic Class

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics

Pharmacologic Class

pyrroziline carboxylic acid

Nursing Considerations

  • may cause GI bleeding, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, anaphylaxis, drowsiness
  • should not exceed 5 days of therapy
  • bleeding risk increased with garlic, ginger, and ginkgo
  • may decrease effectiveness of hypertensive medications and diuretics
Ketorolac: Toradol (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, nonopioid analgesics)

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Date Published - Jun 27, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 14, 2019