Active ingredients: ketorolac
What it is used for
Ketorolac trometamol solution for injection 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. Note that oral dosage form can be available from other brand/s.,General,Ketorolac trometamol solution for injection 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 ketorolac trometamol solution for injection in acute exacerbations of chronic painful inflammatory conditions (e.g. rheumatoid or osteoarthritis).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intramuscular. This medicine is given through a needle inserted into the muscle beneath the skin.
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- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear and colourless or slightly yellow solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ketorolac
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Reporting side effects
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