ketorolac (generic name)

It is used to treat moderate to severe pain for up to 5 days
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • black or tarry stools
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • high blood pressure
  • nausea, vomiting
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • severe abdominal pain
  • slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unexplained weight gain or swelling
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • heartburn

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: May 07, 2009
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