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Active ingredients: ketorolac
What it is used for
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 parenteral ketorolac be used in the immediate postoperative period. Patients can then be converted to an oral formulation (dependent on their analgesic needs). See Dosage and Administration, 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 Ketoral is not recommended for use as an obstetric preoperative medication or for obstetric analgesia because it has not been adequately studied for use in these circumstances and because of the known effects of drugs that inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis on uterine contraction and fetal circulation. There is no satisfactory evidence for the use of Ketoral in acute exacerbations of chronic painful inflammatory conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis).
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, pale, yellow solution free from particles
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ketorolac
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems