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Sprix (ketorolac) Disease Interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with Sprix (ketorolac):

Major

Ketorolac (Includes Sprix) ↔ GI toxicity

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Duodenitis/Gastritis, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Gastrointestinal Perforation, History - Peptic Ulcer, Peptic Ulcer, Alcoholism, Colitis/Enteritis (Noninfectious), Colonic Ulceration

The use of ketorolac is contraindicated in patients with active peptic ulcers, recent gastrointestinal bleeding or perforation, or a history of peptic ulcer disease or gastrointestinal bleeding. Ketorolac is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal mucosal damage, the risk of which appears to be related to both dosage and duration of therapy. Serious GI toxicity such as bleeding, ulceration and perforation can occur at any time, with or without warning symptoms, in patients treated with ketorolac. Therapy with ketorolac should be considered and administered cautiously in patients with a history of GI inflammation or alcoholism, particularly if they are elderly and/or debilitated, since such patients may be more susceptible to the GI toxicity of NSAIDs and seem to tolerate ulceration and bleeding less well than other individuals. Close monitoring for toxicity is recommended during ketorolac therapy, which should be limited to 5 days regardless of the route of administration.

References

  1. Estes LL, Fuhs DW, Heaton AH, Butwinick CS "Gastric ulcer perforation associated with the use of injectable ketorolac." Ann Pharmacother 27 (1993): 42-3
  2. Fuller DK, Kalekas PJ "Ketorolac and gastrointestinal ulceration." Ann Pharmacother 27 (1993): 978-9
  3. Wiedrick JE, Friesen EG, Garton AM, Otten NH "Upper gastrointestinal bleeding associated with oral ketorolac therapy." Ann Pharmacother 28 (1994): 1109
  4. Singh G, Ramey DR, Morfeld D, Fries JF "Comparative toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents." Pharmacol Ther 62 (1994): 175-91
  5. Strom BL, Berlin JA, Kinman JL "Parenteral ketorolac and risk of gastrointestinal and operative site bleeding: a postmarketing surveillance study." JAMA 275 (1996): 376-82
  6. Litvak KM, McEvoy GK "Ketorolac, an injectable nonnarcotic analgesic." Clin Pharm 9 (1990): 921-35
  7. Buckley MM, Brogden RN "Ketorolac. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic potential." Drugs 39 (1990): 86-109
  8. Wolfe PA, Polhamus CD, Kubik C, Robinson AB, Clement DJ "Giant duodenal ulcers associated with the postoperative use of ketorolac: report of three cases." Am J Gastroenterol 89 (1994): 1110-1
  9. "Product Information. Toradol (ketorolac)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  10. Buchman AL, Schwartz MR "Colonic ulceration associated with the systemic use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication." J Clin Gastroenterol 22 (1996): 224-6
  11. Maliekal J, Elboim CM "Gastrointestinal complications associated with intramuscular ketorolac tromethamine therapy in the elderly." Ann Pharmacother 29 (1995): 698-701
  12. Sacanella E, Munoz F, Cardellach F, Estruch R, Miro O, Urbanomarquez A "Massive haemorrhage due to colitis secondary to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs." Postgrad Med J 72 (1996): 57-8
  13. Quigley EMM, Donovan JP, Livingston WC "Ketorolac-related giant gastric ulcers." Am J Gastroenterol 89 (1994): 631-2
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Major

Ketorolac (Includes Sprix) ↔ platelet aggregation inhibition

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Bleeding, Coagulation Defect, Thrombocytopathy, Thrombocytopenia, Vitamin K Deficiency

The use of ketorolac is considered by the manufacturer to be contraindicated in patients with suspected or confirmed cerebrovascular bleeding, hemorrhagic diathesis, incomplete hemostasis, or a high risk of bleeding. Ketorolac is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs reversibly inhibit platelet adhesion and aggregation and may prolong bleeding time in healthy individuals. With the exception of aspirin, the platelet effects seen with most NSAIDs at usual recommended dosages are generally slight and of relatively short duration but may be more pronounced in patients with underlying hemostatic abnormalities. Thrombocytopenia has also been reported rarely during NSAID use. Therapy with NSAIDs, including ketorolac, should be administered cautiously in patients with significant active bleeding.

References

  1. "Product Information. Toradol (ketorolac)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. Litvak KM, McEvoy GK "Ketorolac, an injectable nonnarcotic analgesic." Clin Pharm 9 (1990): 921-35
  3. Thwaites BK, Nigus DB, Bouska GW, Mongan PD, Ayala EF, Merrill GA "Intravenous ketorolac tromethamine worsens platelet function during knee arthroscopy under spinal anesthesia." Anesth Analg 82 (1996): 1176-81
  4. Concannon MJ, Meng L, Welsh CF, Puckett CL "Inhibition of perioperative platelet aggregation using toradol (ketorolac)." Ann Plast Surg 30 (1993): 264-6
  5. Strom BL, Berlin JA, Kinman JL "Parenteral ketorolac and risk of gastrointestinal and operative site bleeding: a postmarketing surveillance study." JAMA 275 (1996): 376-82
View all 5 references
Major

Ketorolac (Includes Sprix) ↔ renal dysfunction

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure, Dehydration, Renal Dysfunction, Hyponatremia

The use of ketorolac is contraindicated in patients with advanced renal impairment or increased risk for renal failure due to volume depletion. Ketorolac is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The use of NSAIDs may be associated with renal toxicities, including elevations in serum creatinine and BUN, tubular necrosis, glomerulitis, renal papillary necrosis, acute interstitial nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and renal failure. In patients with prerenal conditions whose renal perfusion may be dependent on the function of renal prostaglandins, NSAIDs may precipitate overt renal decompensation via a dose-related inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. Patients at greatest risk for this reaction include geriatric patients and those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, or substantial volume and/or sodium depletion (e.g., due to diuretics). Therapy with ketorolac should be administered cautiously in such patients, and hypovolemia and hyponatremia should be corrected prior to initiating treatment. Clinical monitoring of renal function is recommended during therapy. If renal function declines or renal failure occurs, prompt discontinuation of ketorolac therapy will usually lead to recovery to the pretreatment state. Since ketorolac and its metabolites are eliminated by the kidney, a reduction to half the normal dosage with a maximum of 60 mg/day is recommended in patients with moderately impaired renal function to avoid drug accumulation.

References

  1. Quan DJ, Kayser SR "Ketorolac induced acute renal failure following a single dose." J Toxicol Clin Toxicol 32 (1994): 305-9
  2. Brocks DR, Jamali F "Clinical pharmacokinetics of ketorolac tromethamine." Clin Pharmacokinet 23 (1992): 415-27
  3. Litvak KM, McEvoy GK "Ketorolac, an injectable nonnarcotic analgesic." Clin Pharm 9 (1990): 921-35
  4. Buller GK, Perazella MA "Acute renal failure and ketorolac." Ann Intern Med 127 (1997): 493
  5. Feldman HI, Kinman JL, Berlin JA, et al. "Parenteral ketorolac: the risk for acute renal failure." Ann Intern Med 126 (1997): 193-9
  6. Aitken HA, Burns JW, McArdle CS, Kenny GNC "Effects of ketorolac trometamol on renal function." Br J Anaesth 68 (1992): 481-5
  7. Jung D, Mroszczak E, Bynum L "Pharmacokinetics of ketorolac tromethamine in humans after intravenous, intramuscular and oral administration." Eur J Clin Pharmacol 35 (1988): 423-5
  8. Haragsim L, Dalal R, Bagga H, Bastani B "Ketorolac-induced acute renal failure and hyperkalemia: report of three cases." Am J Kidney Dis 24 (1994): 578-80
  9. Boras-Uber LA, Brackett NC Jr "Ketorolac-induced acute renal failure." Am J Med 92 (1992): 450-2
  10. Pearce CJ, Gonzalez FM, Wallin JD "Renal failure and hyperkalemia associated with ketorolac tromethamine." Arch Intern Med 153 (1993): 1000-2
  11. Perneger TV, Whelton PK, Klag MJ "Risk of kidney failure associated with the use of acetaminophen, aspirin, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs." N Engl J Med 331 (1994): 1675-9
  12. Jallad NS, Garg DC, Martinez JJ, Mroszczak EJ, Weidler DJ "Pharmacokinetics of single-dose oral and intramuscular ketorolac tromethamine in the young and elderly." J Clin Pharmacol 30 (1990): 76-81
  13. Martinez JJ, Garg DC, Pages LJ, et al "Single dose pharmacokinetics of ketorolac in healthy young and renal impaired subjects." J Clin Pharmacol 27 (1987): 722
  14. Singh G, Ramey DR, Morfeld D, Fries JF "Comparative toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents." Pharmacol Ther 62 (1994): 175-91
  15. Fong J, Gora ML "Reversible renal insufficiency following ketorolac therapy." Ann Pharmacother 27 (1993): 510-2
  16. Buck ML, Norwood VF "Ketorolac-induced acute renal failure in a previously healthy adolescent." Pediatrics 98 (1996): 294-6
  17. "Product Information. Toradol (ketorolac)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  18. Feldman HI, Kinman JL, Strom BL "Acute renal failure and ketorolac." Ann Intern Med 127 (1997): 493-4
  19. Myles PS, Power I "Does ketorolac cause postoperative renal failure: how do we assess the evidence?" Br J Anaesth 80 (1998): 420-1
  20. Mroszczak EJ, Lee FW, Combs D, Sarnquist FH, Huang BL, Wu AT, Tokes LG, Maddox ML, Cho DK "Ketorolac tromethamine absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and pharmacokinetics in animals and humans." Drug Metab Dispos 15 (1987): 618-26
  21. Jung D, Mroszczak EJ, Wu A, Ling TL, Sevelius H, Bynum L "Pharmacokinetics of ketorolac and p-hydroxyketorolac following oral and intramuscular administration of ketorolac tromethamine." Pharm Res 6 (1989): 62-5
  22. Kelley M, Bastani B "Ketorolac-induced acute renal failure and hyperkalemia." Clin Nephrol 44 (1995): 276-7
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Major

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ asthma

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Asthma

Approximately 10% of patients with asthma may have aspirin-sensitive asthma, characterized by nasal polyposis, pansinusitis, eosinophilia, and precipitation of asthma and rhinitis attacks after ingestion of aspirin. The use of aspirin in these patients has been associated with severe bronchospasm and fatal anaphylactoid reactions. Since cross-sensitivity has been noted between aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), therapy with any NSAID should be avoided in asthmatic patients with a history of aspirin or other NSAID sensitivity, and administered cautiously in all patients with preexisting asthma. Prior to initiating therapy with NSAIDs, patients should be questioned about previous allergic-type reactions to these agents. Salicylate salts, salsalate, salicylamide, and acetaminophen may be appropriate alternatives in patients with a history of NSAID-induced bronchospasm, since cross-sensitivity to these agents appears to be low. However, cross-sensitivity has been demonstrated occasionally with high dosages of these agents (e.g., acetaminophen >= 1000 mg), thus it may be appropriate to initiate therapy with low dosages and increase gradually. There is some evidence suggesting that COX-2 inhibitors may be safely used in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma, although the labeling for these products contraindicate such use. If necessary, aspirin desensitization may also be attempted in some patients under medical surveillance.

References

  1. "Product Information. Motrin (ibuprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. "Product Information. Naprosyn (naproxen)." Syntex Laboratories Inc, Palo Alto, CA.
  3. Stevenson DD, Hougham AJ, Schrank PJ, Goldlust MB, Wilson RR "Salsalate cross-sensitivity in aspirin-sensitive patients with asthma." J Allergy Clin Immunol 86 (1990): 749-58
  4. "Product Information. Voltaren (diclofenac)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
  5. "Product Information. Feldene (piroxicam)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
  6. Lewis RV "Severe asthma after naproxen." Lancet 05/30/87 (1987): 1270
  7. Stevenson DD, Simon RA "Lack of cross-reactivity between rofecoxib and aspirin in aspirin-sensitive patients with asthma." J Allerg Clin Immunol 108 (2001): 47-51
  8. Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, Wilson JD, Martin JB, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, eds. "Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 14th ed." New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Health Professionals Division (1998):
  9. Settipane RA, Stevenson DD "Cross sensitivity with acetaminophen in aspirin-sensitive subjects with asthma." J Allergy Clin Immunol 84 (1989): 26-33
  10. "Product Information. Mobic (meloxicam)" Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  11. "Product Information. Clinoril (sulindac)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  12. "Product Information. Ansaid (flurbiprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  13. "Product Information. Vioxx (rofecoxib)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  14. Szczeklik A, Stevenson DD "Aspirin-induced asthma: Advances in pathogenesis and management." J Allerg Clin Immunol 104 (1999): 5-13
  15. Carmona MJ, Blanca M, Garcia A, Fernandez S, Burgos F, Miranda A, Vega JM, Garcia J "Intolerance to piroxicam in patients with adverse reactions to nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs." J Allergy Clin Immunol 90 (1992): 873-9
  16. Ayres JG, Fleming DM, Whittington RM "Asthma death due to ibuprofen." Lancet 05/09/87 (1987): 1082
  17. Haddow GR, Riley E, Isaacs R, McSharry R "Ketorolac, nasal polyposis, and bronchial asthma: a cause for concern." Anesth Analg 76 (1993): 420-2
  18. Israel E, Fischer AR, Rosenberg MA, Lilly CM, Callery JC, Shapiro J, Cohn J, Rubin P, Drazen JM "The pivotal role of 5-lipoxygenase products in the reaction of aspirin-sensitive asthmatics to aspirin." Am Rev Respir Dis 148 (1993): 1447-51
  19. Cohen RD, Bateman ED, Potgieter PD "Near-fatal bronchospasm in an asthmatic patient following ingestion of flurbiprofen. A case report." S Afr Med J 61 (1982): 803
  20. Nasser SMS, Lee TH "Aspirin-induced early and late asthmatic responses." Clin Exp Allergy 25 (1995): 1-3
  21. Chan TY "Severe asthma attacks precipitated by NSAIDs." Ann Pharmacother 29 (1995): 199
  22. Shapiro N "Acute angioedema after ketorolac ingestion - report of case." J Oral Maxillofac Surg 52 (1994): 626-7
  23. "Product Information. Bextra (valdecoxib)." Pharmacia Corporation, Peapack, NJ.
  24. Lee TH "Mechanism of bronchospasm in aspirin-sensitive asthma." Am Rev Respir Dis 148 (1993): 1442-3
  25. "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
  26. "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
  27. Zikowski D, Hord AH, Haddox JD, Glascock J "Ketorolac-induced bronchospasm." Anesth Analg 76 (1993): 417-9
  28. "Product Information. Orudis (ketoprofen)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  29. "Product Information. Nalfon (fenoprofen)." Xspire Pharma, Ridgeland, MS.
  30. Woessner KM, Simon RA, Stevenson DD "The safety of celecoxib in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma." Arthritis Rheum 46 (2002): 2201-6
  31. "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  32. Dahlen B, Szczeklik A, Murray HH "Celecoxib in patients with asthma and aspirin intolerance." N Engl J Med 344 (2000): 142
  33. "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  34. Schreuder G "Ketoprofen: possible idiosyncratic acute bronchospasm." Med J Aust 152 (1990): 332-3
  35. "Product Information. Daypro (oxaprozin)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  36. Lee TH "Mechanism of aspirin sensitivity." Am Rev Respir Dis 145 (1992): s34-6
  37. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
  38. Salberg DJ, Simon MR "Severe asthma induced by naproxen: a case report and review of the literature." Ann Allergy 45 (1980): 372-5
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Major

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ fluid retention

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Fluid Retention

Fluid retention and edema have been reported in association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension, or a history of heart failure. Blood pressure and cardiovascular status should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID treatment and throughout the course of therapy.

References

  1. Heerdink ER, Leufkens HG, Herings RM, Ottervanger JP, Stricker BH, Bakker A "NSAIDs associated with increased risk of congestive heart failure in elderly patients taking diuretics." Arch Intern Med 158 (1998): 1108-12
  2. Agnholt J, Andreasen F "The effect of ibuprofen therapy on water and electrolyte balance." Acta Med Scand 212 (1982): 65-9
  3. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
  4. "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  5. "Product Information. Orudis (ketoprofen)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  6. Lewis RV, Toner JM, Jackson PR, Ramsay LE "Effects of indomethacin and sulindac on blood pressure of hypertensive patients." Br Med J 292 (1986): 934-5
  7. "Product Information. Daypro (oxaprozin)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  8. Van Den Ouweland FA, Gribnau FW, Meyboom RH "Congestive heart failure due to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the elderly." Age Ageing 17 (1988): 8-16
  9. Johnson AG, Nguyen TV, Day RO "Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs affect blood pressure? A meta-analysis." Ann Intern Med 121 (1994): 289-300
  10. "Product Information. Naprosyn (naproxen)." Syntex Laboratories Inc, Palo Alto, CA.
  11. "Product Information. Nalfon (fenoprofen)." Xspire Pharma, Ridgeland, MS.
  12. "Product Information. Anaprox (naproxen)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  13. "Product Information. Mobic (meloxicam)" Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  14. "Product Information. Ansaid (flurbiprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  15. "Product Information. Feldene (piroxicam)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
  16. Heynen G "Toleration and safety of piroxicam." Eur J Rheumatol Inflamm 8 (1987): 86-93
  17. Willkens RF "Worldwide clinical safety experience with diclofenac." Semin Arthritis Rheum 2 Suppl 1 (1985): 105-10
  18. "Product Information. Motrin (ibuprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  19. "Product Information. Clinoril (sulindac)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  20. Gurwitz JH, Everitt DE, Monane M, et al "The impact of ibuprofen on the efficacy of antihypertensive treatment with hydrochlorothiazide in elderly persons." J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 51 (1996): m74-9
  21. "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  22. "Product Information. Vioxx (rofecoxib)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  23. Easton PA, Koval A "Hypertensive reaction with sulindac." Can Med Assoc J 122 (1980): 1273-4
  24. Brooks CD, Linet OI, Schellenberg D, Turner LF, Defesche CL, Teoh KW, Johnson JH, Assenzo JR "Clinical safety of flurbiprofen." J Clin Pharmacol 30 (1990): 342-51
  25. Petersson I, Nilsson G, Hansson B-G, Hedner T "Water intoxication associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy." Acta Med Scand 221 (1987): 221-3
  26. Buckley MM, Brogden RN "Ketorolac. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties, and therapeutic potential." Drugs 39 (1990): 86-109
  27. "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
  28. "Product Information. Bextra (valdecoxib)." Pharmacia Corporation, Peapack, NJ.
  29. "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
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Major

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ rash

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Dermatitis - Drug-Induced

Severe, potentially fatal dermatologic reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and other exfoliative dermatitis have been associated with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These events may occur without warning. Patients should be advised to discontinue the NSAID and seek medical attention promptly at the first sign of rash, blisters, fever, itching, or any other sign of hypersensitivity.

References

  1. "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
  3. "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
  4. "Product Information. Ansaid (flurbiprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  5. "Product Information. Clinoril (sulindac)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  6. "Product Information. Naprosyn (naproxen)." Syntex Laboratories Inc, Palo Alto, CA.
  7. "Product Information. Voltaren (diclofenac)." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.
  8. "Product Information. Motrin (ibuprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  9. "Product Information. Mobic (meloxicam)" Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  10. Friedman B, Orlet HK, Still JM, Law E "Toxic epidermal necrolysis due to administration of celecoxib (Celebrex)." South Med J 95 (2002): 1213-4
  11. "Product Information. Orudis (ketoprofen)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  12. "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  13. "Product Information. Nalfon (fenoprofen)." Xspire Pharma, Ridgeland, MS.
  14. "Product Information. Feldene (piroxicam)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
  15. "Product Information. Daypro (oxaprozin)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  16. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
View all 16 references
Major

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ thrombosis

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applies to: Cerebrovascular Insufficiency, History - Cerebrovascular Disease, History - Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Heart Disease

The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular thrombotic events such as myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. The risk may increase with duration of use. Clinical trials of several cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective and nonselective NSAIDs of up to three years duration have supported this association. Although not all NSAIDs have been studied, investigators believe it may be a class effect, and that the risk may be similar for all NSAIDs, both COX-2 selective and nonselective. Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with a history of cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease. Patients should be treated with the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration necessary. Appropriate antiplatelet therapy should be administered to patients requiring cardioprotection. However, there is no consistent evidence that concurrent use of aspirin mitigates the increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events associated with NSAID use, while the risk of serious GI events is increased. Patients should be advised to promptly seek medical attention if they experience symptoms that could indicate a cardiovascular thrombotic event such as chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, and slurring of speech.

NSAIDs are contraindicated for the treatment of peri-operative pain in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Two large clinical trials of a COX-2 inhibitor for the treatment of pain in the first 10 to 14 days following CABG surgery found an increased incidence of myocardial infarction and stroke.

References

  1. Fitzgerald GA, Patrono C "The coxibs, selective inhibitors of cyclooxsygenase-2." N Engl J Med 345 (2001): 433-42
  2. "Product Information. Vioxx (rofecoxib)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  3. Marcus AJ, Broekman MJ, Pinsky DJ "COX inhibitors and thromboregulation." N Engl J Med 347 (2002): 1025-6
  4. Bombardier C, Laine L, Reicin A, et al. "Comparison of upper gastrointestinal toxicity of refecoxib and naproxen in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. VIGOR Study Group." N Engl J Med 343 (2000): 1520-8
  5. Silverstein FE, Faich G, Goldstein JL, et al. "Gastrointestinal toxicity with celecoxib vs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for osteoarthtitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The CLASS Study: a randomized controlled trial." JAMA 284 (2000): 1247-55
  6. Mukherjee D, Nissen SE, Topol EJ "Risk of cardiovascular events associated with selective COX-2 inhibitors." JAMA 286 (2001): 954-9
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Moderate

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ anemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Anemia, Bleeding

Dose-dependent decreases in serum hemoglobin and hematocrit have been observed in patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Anemia has been reported occasionally. The mechanism may involve NSAID-induced fluid retention or gastrointestinal blood loss, or an incompletely described effect on erythropoiesis. The decreases in hemoglobin concentration tend to be slight with average doses but may exceed 1 g/dL when large doses are given, such as those used to treat osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Although these effects are generally not clinically important in otherwise healthy individuals, they may be relevant in patients with preexisting anemia or substantial blood loss. Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with or predisposed to anemia. Clinical monitoring of hematopoietic function may be appropriate, particularly during chronic therapy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Bextra (valdecoxib)." Pharmacia Corporation, Peapack, NJ.
  3. Salom IL, Jacob G, Jallad N, Perdomo CA, Mullane JF, Weidler D "Gastrointestinal microbleeding associated with the use of etodolac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, and naproxen in normal males." J Clin Pharmacol 24 (1984): 240-6
  4. Bennett L, Schlossman R, Rosenthal J, et al "Aplastic anemia and sulindac." Ann Intern Med 92 (1980): 874
  5. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
  6. Arnold R, Heimpel H "Aplastic anaemia after naproxen?" Lancet 02/09/80 (1980): 321
  7. Squires JE, Mintz PD, Clark S "Tolmetin-induced hemolysis." Transfusion 25 (1985): 410-3
  8. "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  9. Kornberg A, Rachmilewitz EA "Aplastic anemia after prolonged ingestion of indomethacin." Acta Haematol 67 (1982): 136-8
  10. Eustace S, O'Neill T, McHale S, Molony J "Fatal aplastic anaemia following prolonged diclofenac use in an elderly patient." Ir J Med Sci 158 (1989): 217
  11. Johnson FP Jr, Hamilton HE, Liesch MR "Immune hemolytic anemia associated with sulindac." Arch Intern Med 145 (1985): 1515-6
  12. Angeles ML, Reid ME, Yacob UA, Cash KL, Fetten JV "Sulindac-induced immune hemolytic anemia." Transfusion 34 (1994): 255-8
  13. "Product Information. Clinoril (sulindac)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  14. Sanz MA, Martinez JA, Gomis F, Garcia-Borras JJ "Sulindac-induced bone marrow toxicity." Lancet 2 (1980): 802-3
  15. Gerber D "Adverse reactions of piroxicam." Drug Intell Clin Pharm 21 (1987): 707-10
  16. Catalano MA "Worldwide safety experience with diclofenac." Am J Med 80 (1986): 81-7
  17. "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
  18. "Product Information. Dolobid (diflunisal)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  19. "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  20. "Product Information. Ansaid (flurbiprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  21. Sanada M, Takai K "Aplastic anaemia associated with piroxicam." Br J Haematol 77 (1991): 256-7
  22. Andrews R, Russell N "Aplastic anaemia associated with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug: relapse after exposure to another such drug." Br Med J 301 (1990): 38
  23. Ashraf M, Pearson RM, Winfield DA "Aplastic anaemia associated with fenoprofen." Br Med J 284 (1982): 1301-2
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Moderate

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ heart failure

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure

Fluid retention and edema have been observed in patients treated with NSAIDs, including some topical formulations. These drugs should be used with caution in patients with fluid retention or heart failure.

Moderate

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ hepatotoxicity

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Liver Disease

Borderline elevations of serum transaminases, LDH, and alkaline phosphatase have been reported in up to 15% of patients treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These abnormalities may progress, remain unchanged, or regress with continuing therapy. Notable liver enzyme elevations exceeding 3 times the upper limit of normal have been reported in approximately 1% of patients in clinical trials. In addition, rare cases of severe hepatotoxicity, including liver necrosis, hepatic failure, jaundice and fatal fulminant hepatitis, have been reported. Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting liver disease. Periodic monitoring of liver function is recommended during prolonged therapy. NSAIDs are also highly protein-bound and some are extensively metabolized by the liver. Metabolic activity and/or plasma protein binding may be altered in patients with hepatic impairment. A dosage reduction may be required in some cases.

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Moderate

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ hyperkalemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Hyperkalemia, Renal Dysfunction

Increase in serum potassium concentration, including hyperkalemia, have been reported with use of NSAIDs, even in some patients without renal impairment. In patients with normal renal function, these effects have been attributed to a hyporeninemic- hypoaldosteronism state.

Moderate

NSAIDs (Includes Sprix) ↔ hypertension

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applies to: Hypertension

NSAIDs including topicals can lead to the onset of new hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, either of which can contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during NSAID therapy and throughout the course of therapy.

Sprix (ketorolac) drug interactions

There are 494 drug interactions with Sprix (ketorolac)

Sprix (ketorolac) alcohol/food interactions

There are 3 alcohol/food interactions with Sprix (ketorolac)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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