Toradol vs. Mobic

Are Toradol and Mobic the Same Thing?

Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) and Mobic (meloxicam) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat pain and inflammation.

Toradol is used to treat moderately severe pain and inflammation, usually after surgery.

Mobic is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis.

The brand name Toradol is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available.

Side effects of Toradol and Mobic that are similar include headache, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, gas, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Side effects of Toradol that are different from Mobic include heartburn, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, sweating, and ringing in the ears.

Side effects of Mobic that are different from Toradol include nervousness, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, or skin rash.

Both Toradol and Mobic may interact with alcohol, antidepressants, blood thinners, lithium, methotrexate, diuretics (water pills), steroids, aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and ACE inhibitors.

Toradol may also interact with thiothixene, alprazolam, muscle relaxers, seizure medications, and heart or blood pressure medications.

Mobic may also interact with cyclosporine, glyburide, and sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Toradol?

Common side effects of Toradol include:

  • headache,
  • heartburn,
  • upset stomach,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach pain,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • constipation,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • sweating,
  • and ringing in the ears.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mobic?

Common side effects of Mobic include:

  • injection site reactions (redness, itching, pain, bruising, swelling, or bleeding),
  • headache,
  • suffy nose,
  • sinus pain, or
  • stomach pain.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Mobic including:

  • stomach upset,
  • nausea,
  • drowsiness,
  • diarrhea,
  • bloating,
  • gas,
  • dizziness,
  • nervousness,
  • headache,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • sore throat, or
  • skin rash.

Tell your doctor if less common but serious side effects of Mobic occur including:

What Is Toradol?

Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to treat moderately severe pain and inflammation, usually after surgery. Toradol works by blocking the production of prostaglandins, compounds that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. The brand name Toradol is no longer available in the U.S. Generic versions may be available.

What Is Mobic?

Mobic (meloxicam) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis. Mobic is available in generic form.

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What Drugs Interact With Toradol?

Drug interactions may occur with lithium, ACE inhibitors, warfarin, and medications used to treat high uric acid levels. Warnings may apply to individuals who have ulcers, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and bleeding disorders. People who are taking aspirin or NSAIDs should not take Toradol because of the cumulative risk of inducing serious NSAID-related side effects.

What Drugs Interact With Mobic?

Do not take Mobic:

How Should Toradol Be Taken?

Toradol is available as a 10 mg tablet and a solution (30 mg per ml) for intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) administration. Toradol solution is administered as a single 15- to 60-mg dose once every 6 hours not to exceed 60 or 120 mg a day. The recommended oral dose is one to two Toradol tablets initially followed by one tablet every 4-6 hours, not to exceed 40 mg daily. Toradol should not be used for more than 5 days.

How Should Mobic Be Taken?

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Mobic and other treatment options before deciding to use Mobic. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

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References
SOURCE:

DailyMed. Tramadol Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=baaaa16c-48a8-4d92-83ca-319c091dd931

DailyMed. Mobic Product Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=676e73fb-51d2-449a-8749-1a7bcc257b11

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