About Ketorol: Ketorol (Ketorolac) is a medicine that is prescribed to patients to help relieve them from pain. It is mostly indicated in patients that have just had operations since it is found effective in stopping the pain. The medicine’s main method of work is through causing an inhibition of substances in the body that are responsible for the production of pain and inflammatory response feelings. This medicine, classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID is categorized as a pyrrole-pyrrole. These are medicines that function as analgesics and lack any sedative or anxiolytic side effects.
How to use Ketorol
Ketorol (Ketorolac) is available as tablets that are to be taken by mouth. During prescription, your physician will also take you through on how to administer your dosage. If you are not sure about any step or would want to have a deeper understanding of any of the instructions given, consult your physician. Take these tablets with water with or without food or as directed by your doctor. The essence of taking a light meal or snack during your dosage is to help reduce the likeliness of experiencing nausea or stomach upsets.
It is recommended that patients follow strictly dosages prescribed to them by their doctors. Never self-medicate yourself this medicine as this may have dire effects on your health or may lead to ineffectiveness of the medicine in treating your condition. For adults treating pain, the typical dosage is to take 10mg of this medicine, four times in a day. This equals to 4 tablets daily for as long as the doctor determines. If your symptoms improve before your dosage is over, do not stop taking the medicine. Your physician is the only person allowed to alter your dosage or instruct you to stop taking the medicine altogether.
Ketorol Side Effects
Patients using this drug must be aware that it is possible for side effects to occur. Some common examples of side effects include vertigo, stomach upsets, digestion problems, nausea, loose stools or constipation, abnormal perspirations, and vomiting. There are other severe but less common side effects that you may experience, and these include problems or pain while passing urine, blisters on the skin, symptoms of fever, fatigue and other side effects that may not have been mentioned here. Talk to your doctor immediately any of the common side effects show signs of persistence or worsening. Report to the emergency room or consult your doctor as soon as you notice the first signs of severe side effects or hypersensitive reactions.
This medicine works best when used for short period of times. Long-term use of Ketorol (Ketorolac) poses health risks and hence should be avoided at all costs. Stomach bleeding is possible to be effected by the use of this medicine, and this can be severe. Contact your doctor as soon as you notice any signs of stomach bleeding which is indicated by vomiting blood or bloody stools. This medicine may not be suitable for use on all types of patients. If you have allergies, notify your doctor and discuss the risks as using this medicine may lead to the development of allergic reactions characterized by chest tightness, swelling (fluid retention), hives, skin rashes and difficulties in breathing or swallowing.