Ketorolac is the generic name given to a family of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and work by reducing hormone production that cause inflammation and pain in the body. The drug is used short term, 5 days or less, to treat moderate to severe pain, usually after surgery and is used with other medicines.
It is suggested, no alcohol not even moderate drinking as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have severe kidney disease, bleeding or blood clotting disorder, closed head injury, bleeding in the brain, stomach ulcer, history of intestinal bleeding,history of heart attack, stroke or blood clot, heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, asthma, polyps in your nose, recently had surgery or if you smoke.
Less serious side effects are upset stomach, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, mild heartburn, stomach pain, bloating, gas, dizzy, headache, drowsy, sweating or ringing in ears.. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, chest pain, weak, short of breath, slurred speech, vision balance problems, black bloody tarry stools, coughing up blood, granular vomit, swelling, rapid weight gain, changes in urination, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools, jaundice, fever, sore throat, headache with severe blistering, peeling skin rash, mouth sores or skin rash, pale skin, easy bruising, severe tingling, numb, pain, muscle weakness, neck stiffness, chills, sensitive to light, purple spots on skin and convulsions..If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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