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Dosage for obese?

When the recommended dosage ( Adults less than 65 years of age: 20 mg as a first PO dose for clients who received 60 mg IM single dose, 30 mg IV single dose, or 30 mg multiple dose IV/IM; then 10 mg q 4-6 hr, not to exceed 40 mg in a 24-hr period.) wh...
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KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information


KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname


KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Ketorolac Tromethamine (kee-toe-ROLE-ak troe-METH-a-meen) Treats pain.Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ketorolac, aspirin, or any pain and arthritis medicines such as Motrin®, Naprosyn® or Aleve®, Clinoril®, or Indocin®. The reaction may have included wheezing or trouble breathing, hives, rash, or swelling in the face.

How Should You Use KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Take your tablets with a full glass of water.
  • You may take the medicine with food, milk, or antacids (such as Maalox® or Mylanta®) so it does not upset your stomach.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use this medicine with aspirin or products that contain aspirin, naproxen (Aleve®), or ibuprofen (Advil® or Motrin®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine.


  • Talk with your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, blood disorders, or ulcers or other stomach problems.
  • You should not use this medicine for more than 5 days unless your doctor has told you to.
  • Ulcers and stomach bleeding are sometimes caused by this type of medicine. These problems can happen without warning signs. You may need to see your doctor for regular check-ups while being treated with this medicine.
  • Ketorolac may cause drowsiness and dizziness. Be careful if you are driving a car or using dangerous machinery.

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe rash or hives
  • Rapid swelling of face or around eyes
  • Chest tightness or trouble breathing
  • Sore throat or fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of skin or eyes
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • Severe stomach pain or vomiting blood
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Headache
  • Swelling of feet or legs or weight gain


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