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Toradol Risks

In most cases, Toradol® (ketorolac tromethamine) is a safe and effective medication. However, there are several warnings to be aware of before starting treatment. For example, Toradol does carry the risk of potentially serious, even life-threatening, problems in the stomach and intestines, including bleeding (known as gastrointestinal bleeding), stomach ulcers, and holes in the stomach or intestines.
Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any signs or symptoms of stomach ulcers or bleeding, including:
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Vomiting blood.
In addition, Toradol increases your risk of side effects, such as:
Also, you should not take Toradol with any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), as this may increase your risk of experiencing serious side effects.
(To learn more about the risks involved with taking this drug, click Toradol Side Effects and Toradol Precautions and Warnings. These articles talk about the problems that were reported in clinical trials and give more in-depth information on what to discuss with your healthcare provider.)
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