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What does Ketorolac Tromethamine treat?
The Ketorolac Tromethamine tablet is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. In many cases, it’s used as an analgesic and anti-pyretic (fever reducer) besides to relieve post-operative pain. It acts by blocking the natural substances that cause inflammation in the body. Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops (0.5% strength) are prescribed for pain, itchiness, swelling, light sensitivity and burning caused by seasonal allergies. Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops (0.4% strength) is used to alleviate pain, inflammation, burning and stinging post cataract surgery. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Ketorolac Tromethamine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops must not be administered while using contact lenses. Do not touch the dropper of the drug bottle as it can get contaminated easily. This medication must not be shared with others. These can cause temporary instability in vision and attention must be paid while driving or handling machinery.
Missed a dose?
Take the dose immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Ketorolac Tromethamine is used along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Ketorolac Tromethamine.
It may interact with:
Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets may also interact with ACE inhibitors, salicylates, anti-platelet drugs, angiotensin receptor blockers, high blood pressure drugs, anti-seizure drugs, oral bisphosphonates, psychiatric drugs, blood thinners, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, diuretics, SSRI antidepressants and beta-blockers. It’s also better not to use any other cold, allergy or pain medication. Strictly avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops may also interact with anti-platelet medications, anti-fever drugs, blood thinners, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, pain relievers and corticosteroid drugs. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets and Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Ketorolac Tromethamine tablets can cause side effects like stomach upset, vomiting, gas, weakness, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea and drowsiness. Some of the serious side effects that one could develop are shortness of breath, black stools, persistent abdominal pain, rapid weight gain and loss of appetite. Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops can cause side effects like headache, puffy eyelids and burning, stinging and itching of the eyes. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Ketorolac Tromethamine
Can I use Ketorolac Tromethamine along with other drugs?
Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Ketorolac Tromethamine?
What is the dosage of Ketorolac Tromethamine to be used?
How should I use Ketorolac Tromethamine?
How will Ketorolac Tromethamine work on my body?
How can the drug interactions and side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Ketorolac Tromethamine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.