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What is Ketorolac Tromethamine used for?

Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets

Ketorolac Tromethamine tablet is indicated for the short-term management of moderate-to-severe inflammation and pain. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is oftenused as an analgesic and anti-pyretic (fever reducer). Ketorolac Tromethamine tablet is usually prescribed for relief from post-operative pain. It is also used in combination withother medicines. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops

Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops (0.5% strength) is used to relieve pain, itchiness,swelling, light sensitivity, and burning due to seasonal allergies in the eyes. Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops (0.4% strength) is prescribed to reduce pain, inflammation, burning and stinging following cataract surgery. It belongs to the class of medications known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This eye drops is an analgesic that works by blocking certain naturally occurring substances in your body.

What is the recommended dosage of Ketorolac Tromethamine?

The dosage of Ketorolac Tromethamine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Ketorolac Tromethamine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Ketorolac Tromethamine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Ketorolac Tromethamine?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Ketorolac Tromethamine, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine?

Like other medicines, Ketorolac Tromethamine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Side Effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets

Ketorolac Tromethamine tablets can cause side effects such as stomach upset, vomiting, tiredness, nausea, diarrhea, gas, weakness, and drowsiness. Some of the serious side effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine tablets are persistent abdominal pain, black stools, shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Ketorolac Tromethamine tablets.

Side Effects of Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops

Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops can cause side effects such as headache, eye redness, eye dryness, puffy eyelids, and burning, stinging and itching of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Ketorolac Tromethamine eye drops.

What other drugs could interact with Ketorolac Tromethamine?

Drug interactions of Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops:

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Ketorolac Tromethamine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Ketorolac Tromethamine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets can interact with anti-platelet drugs, anti-seizure drugs, oral bisphosphonates, blood thinners, corticosteroids, angiotensin receptor blockers, high blood pressure drugs, NSAIDs, diuretics, ACE inhibitors, salicylates, SSRI antidepressants, psychiatric drugs, and beta-blockers.

Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops can interact with anti-platelet medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anti-fever drugs, blood thinners, pain relievers, and corticosteroid drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Ketorolac Tromethamine?

Is it possible for me to take Ketorolac Tromethamine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Ketorolac Tromethamine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Ketorolac Tromethamine?
How will Ketorolac Tromethamine work in my body?
How should Ketorolac Tromethamine be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Ketorolac Tromethamine drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Ketorolac Tromethamine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

While taking Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets, it is not recommended to use any other cold, allergy, or pain medication. Do not drink alcohol as it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. It is important to inform doctor if you have a history of intestinal bleeding, kidney disease, bleeding in your brain, stomach ulcer, asthma, and ulcerative colitis.

Ketorolac Tromethamine Eye Drops should not be administered while using contact lenses. Always avoid touching the dropper of the drug bottle in order to prevent contamination. This medication should not be shared with others. As this eye drops may cause temporary instability in vision, care should be taken while driving or handling machinery.


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