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User Reviews for Toradol to treat Pain

Toradol has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 191 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 64% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 30% reported a negative effect.

Toradol Rating Summary

6.9/10 average rating

191 ratings from 207 user reviews.

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Reviews for Toradol

Elixothymia · Taken for less than 1 month January 5, 2021

“I’ve had toradol in an IV twice in the last year at two different ER’s. May as well have handed me one aleve. So, now I have to sit with this excruciating pain for the foreseeable future. Toradol does not work. At all. But does make doctors very proud of themselves for not prescribing an opiate, which would be the thing that would actually help. I hurt all over. This pain is worse the childbirth but hey, who cares, right?”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2020

“I’m a recovering addict (8 years clean) So I can’t risk taking opioids. Thought that I tore ligaments behind my knee, was in constant pain for 3 days before finally I couldn’t take it and went to the VA hospital ER. Turned out I had a massive blood clot and was immediately given a shot of Toradol in my ass cheek for the pain. About 20 minutes later in the blink of an eye my pain vanished. Just gone, for about 12 hours. Something morphine and oxy failed to do after earning 2 Purple Hearts.”

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Trixie February 15, 2021

“OMG this is THE BEST pain reliever I’ve had. It even worked better than the IV fentanyl that was ordered following a shoulder surgery. If I could take it every day, I would, but it’s dangerous, and the restrictions are for patient safety. But if it’s an option for pain relief, I’ll take it over a narcotic any day.”

10 / 10
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Steph · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 23, 2020

“Thank goodness for Toradol! This is what I ask for when I have a chronic migraine. I am writing this now after a trip to urgent care. It does not take the pain away completely but makes it manageable. Just wanted to share because the pain can be agonizing and I hate for anyone to suffer.”

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clittle14 · Taken for less than 1 month July 22, 2014

“Greatest medication I have ever taken. I suffer from severe headaches & migraines that I have endured for at least 25 years now. Up until today I never experienced anything that gave me 100% relief from the pain, and it was delivered very quickly! Within 1 hour or less, I had complete pain relief that I had been suffering from this last time for 2 whole days. I could not believe it. In fact, I did not even recall the name of the injection that the doctor gave me, so I called the office back to get the name of this miracle - Toradol. I never had ANY side effects and will forever be grateful to the doctor for using this injection on me.”

10 / 10
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BS Medicine finder · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2016

“I was recently involved in a serious car accident. Now the physician even though he knew and sympathized with my pain that being pain in the back, down the spine, chest because airbag deployed only a little made my chest kiss the steering column. I hit my head I think. He said that I will be sore for a long time like 5-7 days minimum. He said that he would write something for pain so I could do my job and function at work. He brought back plain Tylenol (OTC brand) the exact same I could have received by just going to CVS. He wasn't too busy. He could have prescribed a low dose low addictive quality opiod and the alike such as Tramadol, codeine, etc. I wasted money and time. DEA plz stop scaring MD's from doing their job.”

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Lezlu April 19, 2014

“I was given an injection of Toradol at an Emergency Walk-in Clinic this afternoon after spilling a large pot of boiling water all over my thighs. I was in agony when I went in; bordering on screaming in the waiting room. In so much pain they triaged me right away before even registering me. The injection was MIRACULOUS. This evening I have cooked dinner and cleaned up from it, with gauze bandages wrapped around my thighs and ace bandages holding them up. I am terrified of when the effects of the shot will wear off. I have Percocet at home but it's not as good as this injected Toradol was. This seems like the Miracle Painkiller: all the benefits of narcotics but none of the unpleasant side effects.”

10 / 10
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Mommabear July 23, 2019

“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”

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Anon · Taken for less than 1 month May 10, 2021

“Recently ended up in the ER due to my first kidney stone. Had 4mg IV morphine, which made me not particularly care about the pain level, but didn't make the pain go away. After they made sure my kidneys were working, they dumped a dose of toradol into my IV and wow, no pain. The effect lasted a couple hours and I was discharged with oral toradol while waiting for the stone to move. The oral form is a bit less impressive, but still decent. Gotta be careful with this stuff since it can hit your kidneys pretty hard, but it was amazing for the stone.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 22, 2013

“Lower back was out to the point of 98% incapacitation. Extreme pain on any movement. After 10 days of severe pain that only got worse, I finally gave up ice/stimulation/medicine and went to urgent care... barely able to walk in. Less than 1 hour after a shot of Toradol, I was walking around the pharmacy/store slowly with only light discomfort, and after 24 hours I was 90% better. After all that pain, it seemed like a miracle. Only had the 1 dose.”

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Cs · Taken for less than 1 month July 17, 2021

“I had Tordol for Kidney stones.. didn't do any pain relief a few years ago. I also just have a strain injury to my tendons in elbow was at doctors yesterday. I still felt it after injection in butt. I think it's a joke. Maybe I'm resistant to it. It does work for headaches though.”

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fuzzybunnyslippers · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2015

“Went in to my doctor after a 3 day migraine. My head hurt so bad they had to turn the lights off in the exam room. They gave me a shot of Toradol and had me lay on the exam table for about 15 minutes. Worked great! After about an hour my migraine was completely gone. The gave me the shot in my thigh it stung for about 5 minutes. My thigh still hurts but ill take it over that migraine any day”

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ShellinMN April 29, 2016

“On day 3 of the worse migraine of my life, went into the doctor, was given a Toradol shot in my hip. My hip and low back hurt immediately after the injection. Had to wait 30 minutes to see what reaction I'd have. No pain relief after 30 minutes. They said within the hour I should be feeling like a new person. It's been an hour and half and I'm feeling no relief. I'm in so much pain, so nauseous, and beyond frustrated. Ugh... It works differently for everyone, but for me it didn't work at all.”

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JaeTrem March 12, 2017

“I have a herniated L5 degenerative disc disease and arthritis when this flares up I can barely walk! I will go to the ER and get the Toradol shot and within 24 hours I am good and it lasts me for at least 3 months!”

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Donna le Bête Noire · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 18, 2014

“On Topamax for seizures, and Imitrex shots, and I still suffer severe migraines. 3-4 days in, I'll call my nurse practitioner, and God Bless Toradol! Less than a week ago, I had a migraine so severe, I passed out, landing face down on hard tile floor. 6 hours at the ER, a CAT scan, and having been given Compazine, Benadryl, Morphine, and an Imitrex shot, they FINALLY gave me Toradol in my IV, like I asked. Sweet relief! I'll be dipped if I can get my neurologist/PCP/nurse practitioner to prescribe Toradol tabs for when I'm at the 3 - 4 day of a migraine. I "get" how you have to be careful due to liver issues with Toradol - but they WILL prescribe a narcotic for the whiplash I'm suffering as a result!”

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Headache November 14, 2019

“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!”

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Zuska · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 3, 2021

“Miracle...I can't take narcotics due to allergies. I have Lupus and Sjogren's. Sometimes the pain gets so bad I can't breathe. Toradol is a life saver. I am a Covid-19 long hauler and this magical pill is the only thing that touches the head pain. I take 10mg and poof pain is gone in about 25min. No adverse side-effects, maybe a bit relaxed due to no pain. I hope it works for you.”

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AdamApril4GD September 13, 2016

“After ending up in the ER with the worst migraine I've ever had, the doctor gave me 3 different meds, all through an IV. None of them made a difference. He then gave me Toradol. It took the edge off right away, and after about 10 minutes my migraine was gone. I have taken it ever since. It's the only thing I have found that helps. I wish it worked for everyone as well as it works for me.”

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kellyfj June 12, 2013

“I first started taking Toradol when I was in the E.R. for severe back pain back in 1992. In recent years my pain has gotten worse so I was put on it again. I do not take more than about one a month due to its side effects, none of which I have experienced. The doctor only gives me ten to last me at least ten months. All I know is without it I couldn't handle the pain. After about an hour it starts to work and I feel a lot better. I only take it when the pain is at its worse and I have trouble standing or walking. Just wish I could take it everyday.”

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Micabrown50 · Taken for less than 1 month January 10, 2015

“I have had migraines for 40 years and Botox injections have worked well for the past 2 years but since October ( it is now January) they are starting to come back with a vengeance. I was having them every day over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and my doctor put me on a Prednisone pack for 5 days and I felt great but as soon as I quit taking it, the headaches came back. They were mild and then 3 days later I felt pretty good but got an aura, so I knew a bad one was coming. Sure enough, a bad one woke me up and it was one of the worst ones I have had in years. I called my doctor and they suggested I come in for a Toradal shot. I got the shot and in 10 minutes, sweet relief!! My arm hurt like hell for a while but who cares!”

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Jess777 · Taken for less than 1 month April 26, 2021

“Went into the ER on Friday April 23 for chest and left arm pain, was given a Toradol injection in my left arm, burned like anything, kind of like 3 bees stung me. It eased the pain for a little, from about a 10 to a 7 in pain level , it is now Sunday and I still feel the stinging sensation in my arm and the pain has gone down all the way to my left rib cage, now, my chest is just fine, but now I have this damn pain from the injection. I have been placing a cold ice pack and it helps a little , at night pain gets worse where I had the injection. I honestly don't recommend Toradol it hurts like anything.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 5, 2013

“Was experiencing 10 out of 10 back pain from muscle spasms. Received a 40 mg shot of Toradol. Reduced the pain to maybe 7 or 8. So, it's better than ibuprofen for sure, but it just didn't cut it for serious pain.”

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shaleblue April 7, 2017

“I was given this medication the first time in a walk in clinic in the form of an IM injection. I don't know the dose but it worked magically! I have been suffering from severe migraines for over 20 years. I also take Zomig as needed. I told my GP about the effects I had with Torodol. I have tried literally everything for my migraines from natural treatment to every recommended medication. Nothing works to stop like this medication and sometimes I have to combine with the Zomig. I'm happy it isn't a narcotic and doesn't give me that looped out feeling. I just want to feel normal and this seems to help when I have severe pain of migraines. The doctor gave me an oral prescription which isn't as fast as the injection but it still seems to work.”

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Kaiser Oregon · Taken for less than 1 month February 11, 2020

“Went to pick up a large garbage bag full of glass bottles. The bag was probably around 50-60 lbs and I carried it with one hand while I maneuvered around my house with it. Walk to my car and up my stairs and boom!! Back gave out. Worst pain I have felt since fracturing my hand. Did the traditional icing, laying down and taking some leftover opioids so that I can walk to bathroom and kitchen. 3 days no change, back still slanted from the hip to the chest so I decided to go to urgent care. They gave me the shot of toradol and my pain when from 10 while standing/walking to a 3. Combined that with muscle relaxer my pain level is 1 right now because of random nerves shooting. I recommend to get this shot. I’m a 27 year old male”

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Anonymous August 1, 2008

“I was given Toradol via IV in the ER to relieve pain from kidney stone attack and it worked wonders for me! It made the pain go away completely within about 20 minutes and didn't make me feel doped up or sick to my stomach. I also didn't experience any side effects from it.”

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