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Toradol Pain Medication
Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive ( when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...Read more
Severely allergic to ibuprofen and was given toradol in its place. Had lighter but same reactions. How are they similar medication wise?
Doesn't matter: Toradol (ketorolac) is a pain reliever in the same class as Ibuprofen (Motrin) or Naproxen (Aleve), called NSAIDs. It isn't a controlled drug like a narcotic or amphetamine. It is perfectly legal to take under any circumstances, and would not cause problems in any type of drug screen. They are looking for signs of drug abuse, especially of narcotics or cocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have endometriosis and suffer really bad menstrual cramps. I take apo-ketorolac, is there another form of medication i can take(non generic)?
Use Caution: Ketorolac (toradol) should not be used for over 5 days! it can cause sever GI problems. Consult with your doc regarding over nsaids that might be safer for you to use keeping in mind that all such drugs have effects on bleeding, tendency to cause blood clots, increase the risk of high blood pressure and cause GI ulcers. A cox ii specific med like Celebrex (celecoxib) (celicoxib) might be saferif ok wih doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
False positive on urine drug screen will ketorolac or fentanyl cause a false positive for a barbituate in a urine test. Previously had a blood test for drugs which was negative and was given these two medications in the hospital for pain and then give t
Liquid ibuprophen: In the class of anti-inflammatory medications, it may be injected into a vein or muscle by health professionals in an attempt to provide faster pain relief. Bottom line: oral dosing is just as timely, & effective (and far less costly). Also, not that one dose will cause any problems, chronic use of these kinds (oral anti-inflammatories) cause significant morbidity and mortality. Avoid if possible. ...Read more
Affects Bleeding : Shouldn't take toradol for more than 5 days. In other words it is only a very short term med. There is a much higher chance of bleeding into the brain or even the spinal column or GI hemorrhage. Ironically there is a higher chance of stroke or heart attack and shouldn't be used after CABG surgery. As an nsaid, there can be damage to the kidney function as well. There are a number of alternatives. ...Read more
48 to 72 Hours: Toradol (generic ketorolac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication indicated for short-term management of moderate to severe pain. It's half-life is fairly short and should be out of your system in 48 to 72 hours. To learn more about toradol: http://www.Prescriptiondrug-info.Com/drug_details.Asp?Title=toradol&ad=true. ...Read more
How often can you use toradol? I know you shouldn't use it for more than 5 days but is it okay for you to use it every month for 5 days at a time?
Generally safe: You can use it up to 4 times a day for no more than 5 days, so if you're using it less than that it's supposed to be safe. I generally tell my patients to use as little as they can get away with. ...Read more
Mostly GI: Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects include: •upset stomach, mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation; •mild heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, gas; •dizziness, headache, drowsiness; •sweating; or •ringing in your ears. ...Read more
No and No: Toradol should only be for very short periods of time (5 days max)due to it's side effects, particularly the stomach and bowels in general and bleeding particularly. Adding alcohol tremendously increases the risk of all of these complications.It should not be used for minor or chronic pain. ...Read more