Benefits of Toradol
If you have moderate-to-severe pain, you may benefit from Toradol® (ketorolac tromethamine). Specifically, this prescription medication is most often used to treat pain following a procedure, but may also be used for such things as pain caused by kidney stones, back pain, or cancer pain.
As a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), Toradol works to relieve pain and inflammation by blocking the effects of certain hormones in the body called prostaglandins.
In clinical studies, this medication was as effective as lower doses of narcotics at treating pain. When it was combined with narcotic pain medicines (such as morphine), it decreased the amount of narcotics needed. Also, pain relief was significantly better in those receiving Toradol and morphine compared to those receiving morphine alone.
Pain relief usually begins about 30 minutes after a person receives a dose of Toradol. The maximum effect occurs within two to three hours and lasts, on average, four to six hours.
(Click Toradol to learn more about this drug's benefits. This article also looks at how Toradol works, what it is used for, and possible side effects.)