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ketorolac tromethamine systemic (toradol)

available over the counter: no

uses: moderate to severe pain and inflammation, usually post surgery

mechanism of action: interferes with the action of prostaglandins, which cause inflammation

side effects

  • common:  gastric distress
  • less common: drowsiness, diarrhea, cunfusion, ringing in ears, sensitivity to sunlight, headache

concerns: do not take with aspirin or other non steroidal antiinflammatory medications

 

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