I take Ketorolac for my migraine headaches but taking one or even two just isn't enough. I have several other Rx meds I take (both as preventative and pain relief) but was wondering if there are OTC meds I can take with the Ketorolac (obviously not Ibuprofen) that might help combat the pain.
What OTC meds can I take safely with Ketorolac. I know Ibuprofen is a no-no?
Question posted by richmondmorton on 3 Oct 2011
Last updated on 27 June 2021 by scochran
You probably don't have this headache anymore, but if I may add my two cents for future reference:
Eight days of a migraine is way too long. I am thinking (due to my personal experience with migraines only) that there may be some rebound headache component there. I would think about calling your headache specialist (if you have one) or doctor for advise or possibly go to the emergency department or an urgent care (one that will not treat you as a drug seeker, but take you seriously). They will be able to do some further investigation into this and possibly give you some relief.
I had migrains for a long time went to the hospital 2 to 3 times a week, an old country doctor told me migrains are caused by tention and gave me Toradol injections to use at home it is an anti inflamitory so it shrinks the swelling and the migraine goes away its wonderful I seldom have to use it now no more migrains. also there is a medicine over the counter called Excedrin Tension I take if I start to get a headache, It is wonderful works very well. Dont make the mistake of buying Excedrin migraine it does not work.
Hi, you should be fine taking paracetamol or co-codamol (paracetamol and codeine). This is a pretty effective pain killing medication. Hope you are feeling better soon!
Dear rich... the only thing I can add to what Laurie said that... I am sure u know this but ketarolac (Toradol) can only be taken for 10 days to prevent some gastric erosion. It IS a wonderful analgesic. I took couple of them yesterday and today and they worked wonderfully!!! Good luck and feel better.
Ketorolac is a non steroidal anti inflammatory and that can not be taken with other non steroidal anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen as you have shared. The only other pain reliever that is OTC is acetominophen which you could take with the Ketorolac. Otherwise, you would have to resort to a prescription pain reliever.
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