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Ketorolac - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Ketorolac is used in the short-term management of moderately severe pain.

How do I take this medicine?

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use Ketorolac if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) tosimilar medicines such as aspirin, mefenamic acid, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, meloxicam, naproxen or piroxicam.

Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • asthma
  • bleeding disorder 
  • severe kidney disease or risk of kidney failure
  • active stomach ulcer or history of stomach ulcer 
as Ketorolac may not be suitable for you.

This medicine should not be used to treat pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (procedure to improve and restore the blood flow in the heart), labor and delivery and for the prevention of pain before major surgery.

Do not take this medicine with other medicines for pain and inflammation, gout, and circulation problems. Please see the section “Can I take this with other medicines?” below for more information.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • recent stroke or heart attack
  • lupus (autoimmune disease that causes inflammation)
  • liver disease 
  • diabetes
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to an elderly.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Ketorolac.

For as long as you are taking Ketorolac, you may need to have regular blood tests, liver and kidney function tests to check your body’s response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about howoften you need to have these tests. Pain response, inflammation, blood pressure, bleeding or bruising should also be monitored.

What side effects could I experience?

Ketorolac may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion and diarrhoea.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Do not take Ketorolac if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • other medicines for pain and inflammation e.g. aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, mefenamic acid
  • medicine for gout e.g. probenecid
  • medicine used to improve blood flow e.g. pentoxifylline
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • diuretics or “water pills” e.g. fursosemide
  • medicines for epilepsy (fits or seizures) e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine
  • medicines for mood disorder e.g. lithium, fluoxetine
  • medicines for high blood pressure e.g. captopril, losartan
  • warfarin (blood-thinnning medicine)
  • methotrexate (medicine for cancer)
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Ketorolac.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Ketorolac - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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