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User Reviews for Ketorolac to treat Pain (Page 2)

Also known as: Sprix

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Ketorolac Rating Summary

User Ratings
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6.8/10 Average Rating
297 ratings from 323 user reviews

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Reviews for Ketorolac

Anonymous November 20, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “WHY is the pharmacy that dispenses this drug so hard to deal with? Always super long hold times & ignorant people who I can barely understand on the phone. I don't have the medicine yet because after WEEKS of trying to get through, they told me my insurance needs prior authorization. So annoyed.”

Headache November 14, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I constantly surprise medical staff when I tell them what drug always works. I start to tell them, wait for the eye roll as they expect me to name some narcotic or opioid. Nope, Toradol. Headaches so bad I am literally throwing up, wearing sunglasses into the dr office and walk out smiling and pain free. Amazing medicine!”

10 / 10
Kitchen fairy · Taken for less than 1 month November 9, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I was prescribed this medication by my pain management doctor. Unfortunately the doctor didn't tell me how much to use so I called my pharmacist and asked him. He said 1 spray per nostril, which is what I did. No pain relief. I did more research this morning & found that the dosage is weight based. Over 50kg means that I need 2 sprays per nostril. Yes it does burn, but not for very long. I'd read all of the prescribing information that came with the medication so I knew about the nose burn, which will go away after time. I've been dealing with migraine pain, especially after having lidocaine shots over my eyebrows. This knocked down the migraine pain to tolerable. Unfortunately I can't find out how long this drug will stop my pain after I stop using it. I'm guessing that it must last for a while or the dosage would be higher. Unfortunately I started on a Friday night so I'll have to wait until Monday to call the company to get answers for my questions.”

3 / 10
Mustang · Taken for less than 1 month November 9, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “Today I got a toradol shot in my hip for my arthritis and Now the pain is 10 times worse it’s shooting down my leg and when she gave me the shot almost 10 mins later I passed out and my blood pressure dropped super low then the doctor let me drive home....?!”

1 / 10
oxide · Taken for less than 1 month October 15, 2019

“This drug acted no better than a sugar pill for my sciatica.”

1 / 10
LS1990 · Taken for less than 1 month October 15, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I injured my back this weekend and endured the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. My lower back muscles cramped up so bad, I had ribs out, sharp pains, etc.. all at once. I went from fine to being in the floor in tears. The pain even got so bad that it made me sick twice. I finally went to the hospital yesterday because I couldn’t handle it anymore. I was in agony. After doing tests, they gave me a Toradol injection. I went from extremely heavy breathing and not even being able to talk or sit up from the pain being so bad to feeling back to normal in less than 10 minutes. It was like day and night. It was seriously a miracle and such a relief. I’m so grateful I was able to get this injection. I’m still recovering from my injury, but the inflammation went down so much and my chiropractor told me he doesn’t expect it to come back and said the Toradol really helped. I’m just so happy with this medication that I had to leave a review. I definitely recommend it!”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 30, 2019

“Cuttently taking toradol oral medication 10mg for lower back pain, it makes me sleepy and physically relaxed but does absolutely nothing to help the actual pain. I can say that the toradol injection almost immediately stopped the pain completely for about 6 hours.”

3 / 10
AZgal · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 20, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I was prescribed this for chronic intractable migraine. I’ve tried triptans, Botox, Aimovig, and nerve blocks. Sprix will relieve my pain within one hour—I’ve gone from not working and being laid up, to working 30-hrs per week. It’s been life-changing. You do have to follow the directions closely or you will have extreme burning in your nose and throat. Once you get the hang of it using is much easier. ”

9 / 10
Amy · Taken for less than 1 month September 18, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I got an Toradol injection in my hip to help with migraine pain, and I felt so tired all day afterwards. My stomach hurts, and my entire lower back is tensed up and cramping from the injection. I was worried about this, but I saw others posting about it. My migraine is gone but the side effects are uncomfortable. I could have dealt with the migraine pain instead of the side effects from the shot. I was too exhausted to function and get any work done all day.”

8 / 10
BabyGirl · Taken for less than 1 month September 14, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “This medication cannot be compared to any opioid or acetaminophen, because neither of those things reduce inflammation. This medication works against swelling and inflammation, which is why it works better for treating stuff like that. It can be used along with an opioid as well, if needed!! Depends on what you're treating. I see a lot of comments saying that this medication works better than opioids, there's a reason for that though!”

10 / 10
BabyGirl · Taken for less than 1 month September 13, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I suffer from upper back pain that occasionally flares up pretty bad that sends shooting pain into my left shoulder blade and this time up into my head. I had pain in the back on my head for about 3 weeks, then it moved to my left temple where it throbbed so bad, I finally went to the ER, they gave a muscle injection of Torodal and a Norflex (muscle relaxer) injection. The pain went from a 9 to a 1 within 15 minutes. Wish I would've went in sooner. I'm glad I figured out that this drug is an option. Normally ibuprofen works for me but sometimes it doesn't at all, the nurse said this is a "souped up version" of ibuprofen.”

10 / 10
Angie · Taken for less than 1 month September 12, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “They gave me this Toradol shot and man this shot hurt me. I couldn't move my arm for an hour!!! And really didn't feel a significant relief I swear the shot was not worth my time !!!”

1 / 10
Pauly · Taken for less than 1 month September 9, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “The ER Dr gave me Toradol for L1 fracture pain. I hadn't slept in 48 hrs. It was useless.”

1 / 10
pixie9616 · Taken for less than 1 month September 9, 2019

“I have received this medication twice in my life now and both times it worked great to help relieve the pain from kidney stones. The anti inflammatory effects help a lot too to make the stone pass easier and a little faster. They gave me that and Dilaudid together. The pain was worse the second time I had my kidney stones, so it didn’t completely go away, but I went from like an 8 or 9 down to about a 3.”

8 / 10
Louella · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I suffer from severe chronic migraines that come with a variety of symptoms outside of pain. They're new to me, and so far I've found that I only have a very small window to take an oral abortive medication before they become ineffective and I'm left to wait out the migraine which becomes hard being a music student and always surrounded by sound and light. Being in college, I can't always get to my neurologist's office for injections either, which is when I was prescribed Sprix. After a week-long migraine, Sprix managed to cut my pain from a 7-8 range down to a 2-3 in only about ten minutes. It's difficult to administer at first, you have to angle the bottle right and hold your breath and make sure not to inhale it after for the next few minutes, but the discomfort is will worth the pain relief and so far minimal side effects. The second dose was easier than the first, and so far has helped just as much, and so far my other symptoms have been relieved along with the pain!”

10 / 10
Saju August 28, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “It burns so bad your nose. I can’t not take”

2 / 10
Jenni · Taken for less than 1 month August 23, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “On 8/11/19 I was in a car accident. I was diagnosed with, Cervical Spine Sprain and Strain. Thoracic Spine Sprain, as well as a left hip strain. I’ve been to the ER twice. Along with the dr through my work as this accident happened while I was working. My second time in the ER was last night. They gave me IV Toradol, along with IV Valum. (I’m a cancer survivor so I’m also on Dilaudid and Gabapentin at home. I couldn’t get my pain under control with these medications.) I waited for my MRI and was in pain awful. Once this medication kicked in I was shocked at how well it worked!!! MRI revealed that everything else is okay. However the dr said my muscles and tendons etc were so tight!!! This medication helped so much that it’s now the next day and thankful my muscle spams have not come back! I’d ask for this medication anyway before pain meds for my back pain!”

10 / 10
Gigi · Taken for less than 1 month August 20, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I have chronic pain every day with back problems and suffer migraines as well. I'm in pain management I do take opioids for my pain, but this morning terrible migraine 2 days in a row Dr got me in and gave me injection of toradol and instantly migraine gone and also helped with my back pain today. So from someone that takes pain meds and getting this injection I say wow Toradol does work!!!!!!!!”

8 / 10
Molly · Taken for less than 1 month August 19, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I have severe endometriosis pain and didn’t want to be on birth control. I also tried Orillisa and with that I traded one pain for another with extreme migraines. I had basically given up at that point until my doc told me to try Sprix. I was still skeptical but I said what do I have to loose so on my second day of extreme endo pain I tried it and when I tell u my pain was 95% gone ! I couldn’t believe it I'm still in shock this medication is something I cannot live without now I'm so happy”

8 / 10
plaidman · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 12, 2019

Toradol IV/IM (ketorolac): “I just had an IV with Toradol along with Magnesium at an infusion center for very nasty/chronic migraine & posterior cervical pain. As in the past, I did not get NOT get very much relief. I got off OXYCod. 7.5 mg. because of my tolerance that one gets after longterm use. In pain almost every day ! Had cervical 4-level fusion on Jan 28. Wish I never did ! Imitrex only helps migraine not the cervical/occipital pain daily. Anyone know how I can get pain relief! Tried many 'scripts over last 10+ yrs. ”

3 / 10
Old guy · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 12, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I started using it for my sciatica pain and it helps tremendously!! If it’s burning your nose off , reread the directions and try again. I’m grateful to have it.”

8 / 10
Leash August 7, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I have been given this medication countless times and I'm yet to have it EVER work.”

1 / 10
Red · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 31, 2019

Toradol IV/IM (ketorolac): “I have severe migraines. Despite neurology shots in my head, neck and shoulders I still get migraines. I usually have sumatriptan pills to help at the start of one. But when caffeine and these don’t work, I take a ketoralac/tramadol shot IM at home. These help avoid ER visits and hospitalization. It takes about 15 minutes for it to really kick in, but the effect is almost if the migraine never happened. When I did go to the ER, tramadol IV instantly removed any pain in my eyes, head and neck. I’ve had no side effects other than about 30 minutes of tenderness where I received the shot (upper arm). This works for some and not others. Mine is only as needed for severe pain.”

9 / 10
Mommabear July 23, 2019

Toradol (ketorolac): “I went to a carnival with my family and hurt my back on one of the rides. I found out later they weren't even supposed to let people on that part of the ride due to the possibility of injury. So I went to an urgent care clinic as soon as they were open cause my pain hadn't got any better. They gave me Toradol it hurt at the injection site and made my back pain about 2x worse than it already was. It took over an hour to kick in and only gave me relief for about 15 min I then had to wait 2 hrs at a hospital with orders for xrays in severe pain all because I live an hour away from the hospital. My husband called and complained about it and we found out that because we went in with orders we should have been seen right away. I'm stuck with a useless hospital system that taking over every clinic and service possible in my area.. And since we live in an area with a lot of addicts and pill seekers its impossible to get help when its really needed”

1 / 10
MiloJane · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 23, 2019

Sprix (ketorolac): “I suffer from severe chronic daily (every single day!) migraines as well as Trigeminal Neuralgia types 1 & 2. Trigeminal Neuralgia is considered to be the worst possible pain a human can experience, is nicknamed “the suicide disease”, and is extremely difficult to manage. I am beyond grateful for this medication! It helps manage both conditions incredibly well. Someone here complained that it was like pouring acid up your nose and down your throat. They aren’t using it properly. It takes a while to get the hang of it (you have to to you head forward and DO NOT inhale!). The only negative is it can only be used sparingly, as an “emergency” medication for your worst days, because the most you can get is 5 vials per month. But I would be in an awful place without this. It makes me stop screaming out (truly) in Trigeminal pain. I dulls my worst migraines. You just learn to choose your battles. It is strong, effective medication for severe and exquisite pain. I highly recommend it.”

10 / 10