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Ketorolac (Toradol) – Uses, Dosing, Side Effects

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In this episode, I discuss a medication known as ketorolac (Toradol, Acular, Acuvail, Sprix).

Everybody welcome back to drug talk is always dimmer host kiera campbell today we’re gonna be discussing a medication known as ketorolac its brand name is toradol and before i talk about the medication itself just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only and not to be used as a source for recommendations for your personal health care and

Quickly if at any time during this video you find the information to be valuable please instead of leaving a like on the video as it would really help me with the youtube algorithm but first what we cover in this presentation we’re going to start by talking about how ketorolac works well then discuss indications or reasons we would prescribe ketorolac to a patient

Followed by contraindications or reasons we would not be able to prescribe ketorolac don’t talk about examples of dosing and then stick around to the end where we’ll talk about side effects with percentages how does ketorolac work well ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or nsaids this would fall into the same class as advil or ibuprofen it blocks

Prostaglandin complex formation in terms of indications or reason to prescribe this medication to a patient we often see it used in short term pain relief we see it used to treat pain in the eye after a refractive keratoplasty we see it used during the extraction of a cataract and also used in seasonal allergic conjunctivitis now in terms of contraindications or

Reasons we would not be able to prescribe ketorolac so we wouldn’t be able to give it to patients who have a hypersensitivity to aspirin or other nsaids if a patient had asthma your deck area or an allergic type reaction to nsaids in the past they would also not be able to use ketorolac we wouldn’t use this medication surrounding a cabbage or coronary artery bypass

Graft surgery if a patient’s had a recent history of a gastrointestinal bleed they would not be able to use ketorolac it would be contraindicated during labor or delivery as well as in nursing mothers patients with peptic ulcer disease would not use this medication it would also be contraindicated in patients who have advanced renal or kidney impairment what about

Dosing with ketorolac so when used to treat short-term pain typically patients would use 20 milligrams once orally followed by 10 milligrams orally every four to six hours as needed the maximum dose would be 40 milligrams per day and the typical max duration of use would be five days if this medication is being used for the extraction of a cataract and they were

Using the 0.45% solution they would use one drop in the affected eye or eyes twice daily starting one day before the surgery and then continue for 2 weeks after the surgery now as with all medications there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients may experience while using ketorolac or tor at all so i’ll go over some of those here now the following

Side effects here to start with happen between 1 and 10 percent of the time and these would be edema hypertension or high blood pressure injection site pain / itis or itchiness of the skin rash or sweating some patients may experience abdominal pain constipation or diarrhea flatulence heartburn and indigestion or possibilities other patients may experience nausea

Vomiting anemia dizziness or somnolence a headache may happen greater than 10 percent of the time and using the ophthalmic solution patients may experience a burning sensation in the eye 20 to 40 percent of the time there’s also some other eye related side effects that patients may experience if they’re using the ophthalmic solution one rare but serious side effect

Will be a gastrointestinal hemorrhage that’s all we’re going to talk about today with ketorolac or toradol as always i’m very thankful you took the time to come by and watch one of my videos if you found the information valuable you like to help grow this channel you can like the videos share the videos or most importantly subscribe to the youtube channel there’s

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