Toradol vs. Morphine

Are Toradol and Morphine the Same Thing?

Toradol (ketorolac tromethamine) and morphine are pain relievers used to treat moderately severe pain.

Toradol is also used to treat inflammation.

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

Brand names of morphine include Duramorph, Infumorph P/F, and Arymo ER.

Toradol and morphine are different types of pain relievers. Toradol is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and morphine is an opioid agonist (opiate).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Toradol?

Common side effects of Toradol include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Morphine?

Common side effects of Morphine include:

  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • vomiting,
  • sweating,
  • feeling uneasy, and
  • euphoric mood.

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 Morphine?

Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets are an opioid agonist product indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.

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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 Morphine?

Morphine sulfate extended-release tablets may interact with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants (such as sedatives, anxiolytics, hypnotics, tranquilizers, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, neuroleptics, other opioids, and alcohol), pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, buprenorphine, skeletal muscle relaxants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), cimetidine, diuretics, antocholinergics, and PGP-inhibitors (e.g., quinidine). Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

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 Morphine Be Taken?

For opioid-naive and opioid non-tolerant patients, the initial dose of morphine sulfate extended-release is 15 mg tablets orally every 8 to 12 hours.

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References
SOURCE:

DailyMed. Tramadol Product Information.

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

FDA. Morphine Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/204223s006lbl.pdf

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