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How Does Toradol Work?

Toradol® (ketorolac tromethamine) is a medication used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. It belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). But how does Toradol work?
 
Toradol works by inhibiting the action of certain hormones, called prostaglandins, that cause inflammation and pain in the body. It is thought that blocking the effects of prostaglandins is what makes Toradol useful for alleviating pain.
 
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.
 
(For more information on how this medicine works, click Toradol. This article provides a complete overview of the drug, including information on its uses, general precautions, and potential side effects.)
 
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