Toradol is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ketorolac. On this page you will find out more about Toradol, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: ketorolac
Over 65 years of age?
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Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Toradol 10 mg/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
TORADOL is indicated for the short-term management of moderately severe, acute pain following surgical procedures. The total duration of ketorolac use should not exceed five days. It is recommended that ketorolac parenteral be used in the immediate post-operative period. Patients can then be converted to the oral formulation (dependent on their analgesic needs), as outlined in the Dosage and Administration Section (Refer to Conversion from Parenteral to Oral Therapy). The total period of treatment utilising the oral and /or intramuscular route of administration is not to exceed five days. General: TORADOL is not recommended for use as an obstetrical pre-operative medication or for obstetrical analgesia because it has not been adequately studied for use in these circumstances and because the known effects of drugs that inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis on uterine contraction and foetal circulation. There is no satisfactory evidence for the use of TORADOL in acute exacerbations of chronic painful inflammatory conditions (e.g. rheumatoid or osteoarthritis)
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Slightly yellow clear solution.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Intramuscular|
5 x 1mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Protect from Light|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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