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Toradol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ketorolac (Toradol)?
- What are the possible side effects of ketorolac (Toradol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ketorolac (Toradol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ketorolac (Toradol)?
- How should I take ketorolac (Toradol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Toradol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Toradol)?
- What should I avoid while taking ketorolac (Toradol)?
- What other drugs will affect ketorolac (Toradol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Toradol)?
Since ketorolac is taken as needed for pain, you may not be on a dosing schedule. And if you receive ketorolac injection in a hospital setting, it is not likely that you will miss a dose.
If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Toradol)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual, shallow breathing, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking ketorolac (Toradol)?
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to ketorolac (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen). If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of this type of medication. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Do not drink alcohol while taking ketorolac. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ketorolac.
What other drugs will affect ketorolac (Toradol)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with ketorolac may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Before taking ketorolac, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- thiothixene (Navane);
- alprazolam (Xanax);
- diuretics (water pills) such as furosemide (Lasix);
- muscle relaxers;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol) or phenytoin (Dilantin);
- a heart or blood pressure medication such as candesartan (Atacand), eprosartan (Teveten), irbesartan (Avapro, Avalide), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), valsartan (Diovan), telmisartan (Micardis), or olmesartan (Benicar); or
- aspirin or other NSAIDs such as etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others; or
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), ramipril (Altace), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ketorolac. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ketorolac.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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