I have ongoing back pain and I tried Toradol for 2 days, and it seems to be helping, where other medications have not.
Why is it recommended to take Toradol for only 5 days or less?
Question posted by reflex1 on 8 Feb 2015
Last updated on 25 February 2015 by robbi4564
My doctor has given me toradol shots before and I have asked the same question
She told me because of the high risk of stomach ulsers and medication is not recommended to be taken more than 5 days due to all the risks to your health that it can cause
Because this nsaid is more of problem then the others if taken for any length of time. If it doesn't cause heart problems it most definately will cause stomach problems. It is stronger and works better for pain, but it also carries stronger side effects.
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Toradol can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk will increase the longer you use Toradol. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Seek emergency medical help if you have symptoms of heart or circulation problems, such as chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
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Toradol can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and gastrointestinal effects can occur without warning at any time while you are taking Toradol. Older adults may have an even greater risk of these serious gastrointestinal side effects.
Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Toradol. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ketorolac.
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