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Ketorolac aka: Toradol A physician option medication Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, CGP, FASCP Michael W. Dailey, MD, FACEP.

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1 Ketorolac aka: Toradol A physician option medication Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, CGP, FASCP Michael W. Dailey, MD, FACEP

2 Class/Description Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is indicated for the management of moderately serve, acute pain that requires analgesia

3 Onset & Duration IV and IM Onset: 30 minutes Peak: 1-2 hours Duration: 4-6 hours

4 Indications Ketorolac is indicated for moderate to serve musculoskeletal pain Unlike opioids ketorolac has no effect on the central nervous system and has no sedative or anti-anxiety effects

5 Contraindications Hypersensitivity Allergy to aspirin and other NSAIDs Suspected or confirmed cerebrovascular bleeding Hemophilia or other bleeding disorders Do not use in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy

6 Contraindications Renal failure Dehydration Upper GI bleed / ulcer history Heart failure Elderly patients* (relative contraindication)

7 Adverse Reactions Nausea Vomiting Pain at injection site Prolonged bleeding time Edema Renal failure GI Bleed

8 How Supplied Injection IM or IV 15mg/ml (1 ml vials) 30mg/ml (1 ml vials) Color of solution: clear to slight yellowish Do not use if precipitate appears Store at 68 to 77⁰ F Protect from light

9 Protocol/Dosing General Care: Pain Management Adults: Physician Option Only 30 mg IV or IM

10 Thank you.


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