Toradol is licensed for the short-term relief (defined as no more than five days) of moderate to severe pain. The most common use of Toradol is the relief of pain following a procedure. Some other Toradol uses include relieving back pain, cancer pain, and pain caused by kidney stones. At this time, there are no universally accepted "off-label" Toradol uses.
An Overview of Toradol UsesToradol® (ketorolac 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 ChildrenToradol 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 UsesOn 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.