The generic name for the drug Toradol is Ketorolac. It’s a form of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication otherwise known as an (NSAID).
How does this medication work in order to have the desired effect on the person using it?
The main way this particular drug works is it’s able to effectively lower specific hormones inside a person’s body that usually lead to inflammation problems. These hormones being reduced also helps to combat pain inside the body.
Is Toradol is a drug that people can use on a long term basis or is it only meant to be used short term?
Toradol is not a drug that’s meant to be used on a long term basis. It’s designed to be used short term, usually not more than 5 days or less in order to offer relief to those suffering from moderate to severe pain.
Are there other uses for this medication besides what the main one is and if so what are they?
There might be additional uses for this particular medication, but a doctor will always have to determine if these other uses would work well in your particular situation. In many cases this drug is used only for its original purpose.
Are there any particular instances where it wouldn’t be beneficial or instances where it might even be risky to use a medication such as Toradol?
In many cases if a doctor decides that this drug is beneficial to use for your particular problem, then they’ve already done most of the tests or background research of your medical history to know it wouldn’t be a risk to you. However, there are certain instances where a person shouldn’t use this treatment. If for instance you have any active or recent serious bleeding problems (this would include serious internal bleeding), then you shouldn’t use this medication. Here’s a short list of some other instances:
If you’ve had a serious head injury recently
If you suffer from a stomach ulcer
If you suffer from serious kidney disease
If you have a bleeding or any type of blood clotting disorder
If you might have a history of having serious allergic reactions to aspirin or any type of NSAID
If you know that in the upcoming future you’re going to be having a surgery
If you’re in the later stages of pregnancy
If you’re breast feeding an infant
If you have to take or decide to take this medicational treatment, then what are some of the potential side effects you put yourself at risk for as a result?
There’s a chance you might have a serious allergic reaction, but a doctor should be able to run the needed tests in order to know if this NSAID is right for you in advance. Signs of an allergic reaction would include itching, hives, face/lips/tongue/throat swelling, runny nose and trouble breathing.
This isn’t a complete list of the side effects you could be at risk for. If you want more detailed information about potential side effects you can contact a doctor help or get a booklet for the medication that gives complete details.