Ketorolac

(kee-toh-ROL-ak)

Ketorolac (Toradol) is an anti-inflammatory medicine used to treat pain, and is similar to ibuprofen.

Ketorolac is routinely administered intravenously (through an IV) while patients are in the hospital, but it can be given by mouth as well.

  • If your child has an aspirin sensitivity, kidney problems, or bleeding problems, tell your child's doctor.
  • This medication should not be taken for more than five days.
  • Taking this medication with food or milk may help decrease stomach upset.
  • Do not give your child aspirin or ibuprofen while they are taking ketorolac.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
  • Store at room temperature, away from heat or direct light.  Do not store in the bathroom medicine cabinet.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Increased blood loss during or after surgery
  • Upset stomach / belly pain
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Kidney problems
  • New stomach pain
  • Persistent nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Vomit with blood in it
  • Dark bowel movements or blood in the stool

Last Updated 11/2013