Toradol is used for the short-term (up to 5 days) treatment of moderate or severe pain (usually after surgery), alone or in combination with other medicines.
Use Toradol as directed by your doctor.
Toradol may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Taking it with food may not decrease the risk of stomach or bowel problems (such as bleeding or ulcers) that may occur while taking Toradol. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you experience persistant stomach upset.
Do not use this medication for more than 5 days. Toradol is not for the treatment of mild to moderate or chronic pain (e.g., headache).
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Toradol.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
• mouth sores;
• purple patches under the skin;
• stomach fullness;
• stomach pain;
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
• severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
• black stools;
• dark urine or pale stools;
• fluid retention;
• persistent stomach/abdominal pain;
• pounding in the chest;
• rectal bleeding;
• severe and continuing nausea;
• shortness of breath;
• stomach perforation;
• tightness in chest;
• unusual bleeding or bruising;
• unusual fatigue;
• vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
• yellowing of the skin or eyes.
If you miss a dose of Toradol, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.