Toradol IV/IM (Injection)

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A friend received an injection of toradol in the ER room, as treatment for longterm pain in his chest, scapula, and arm with fluid and swelling in his one has been able to help him thus far...after the injection in his arm, his eyelid is dr...
by Dale Hackett in Barre, VT, USA, 01/23/2008

Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Toradol IV/IM (Injection)

Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Medication Classification


Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Brandname

Toradol IV/IM

Toradol IV/IM (Injection) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use Toradol IV/IM (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ketorolac, aspirin, or any pain or arthritis medicines such as Motrin®, Naprosyn®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, or Indocin®. You should not use this medicine if you have a stomach ulcer, a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take this medicine if you have advanced kidney disease.

How Should You Use Toradol IV/IM (Injection)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Storage

Store Toradol IV/IM (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Toradol IV/IM (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Toradol IV/IM (Injection)

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

  • Tell your doctor if you are using any other pain or arthritis medicine (such as diclofenac, etodolac, indomethacin, Celebrex®, Daypro®, Dolobid®, Feldene®, Indocin®, Relafen®, Vioxx®, or Voltaren®). Do not use this medicine with aspirin or other salicylates.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using heparin, probenecid (Benemid®), thiothixene (Navane®), fluoxetine (Prozac®), furosemide (Lasix®), or lithium (Eskalith®). Tell your doctor if you use blood pressure medicine (such as enalapril, lisinopril, Accupril®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Monopril®, Prinivil®, Vasotec®, Zestril®), epilepsy medicine (such as phenytoin, carbamazepine), or sedatives (such as alprazolam, triazolam, Xanax®).

Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have a history of asthma. Tell your doctor if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease, or high blood pressure.
  • 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.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Toradol IV/IM (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools.
  • Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Severe stomach pain or vomiting blood.
  • Skin or whites of your eyes turn yellow.
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea, nausea, or indigestion.
  • Drowsiness, dizziness or light-headedness.
  • Headache.
  • Mild stomach pain.
  • Pain or swelling at the injection site.
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.

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