An Overview of Toradol Uses
tromethamine) is a prescription medication that has been licensed for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain. Short-term is defined as no more than five days. Toradol is most often used for pain relief following a procedure but may also be used for such things as back pain
, cancer pain, or pain caused by kidney stones
How Does Toradol Work?
Toradol and other NSAIDs
(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are thought to work by inhibiting the action of certain hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. These hormones are called prostaglandins. It is thought that blocking the effects of prostaglandins is what makes Toradol useful for alleviating pain.
Toradol Uses in Children
Toradol is licensed for use in children two years of age and older. However, only single doses of Toradol are recommended in children.
Off-Label Toradol Uses
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Toradol for something other than the conditions discussed above. This is called an "off-label
" use. At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label Toradol uses.