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ketorolac

 [ke″to-ro´lak]
a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug available as the tromethamine salt; used systemically for short-term management of pain; also applied topically to the conjunctiva in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and of ocular inflammation following cataract surgery.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ketorolac

A NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY (NSAID) drug. Brand names are Acular and Toradol.
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antiinflammatory drug 

A drug which inhibits or suppresses most inflammatory responses of an allergic, bacterial, traumatic or anaphylactic origin, as well as being immunosuppressant. They include the corticosteroids (e.g. betamethasone, dexamethasone, fluorometholone, hydrocortisone acetate, loteprednol etabonate, prednisolone, rimexolone, triamcinolone). They are sometimes combined with an antibiotic drug (e.g. betamethasone combined with neomycin or sulfacetamide, dexamethasone combined with neomycin or polymyxin B). Corticosteroids have side effects, such as enhancing the activity of herpes simplex virus, fungal overgrowth, raising intraocular pressure or cataract formation.There are other antiinflammatory drugs that are non-steroidal (NSAID) and have little toxicity. They act mainly by blocking prostaglandin synthesis. These include diclofenac sodium, flurbiprofen sodium, indomethacin, ketorolac, nepafenac and oxyphenbutazone. See immunosuppressants; steroid.
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All continued to have pain 2 hours later, at which point they received intravenous ketorolac. Seventyone percent were free of head pain and allodynia within 60 minutes after ketorolac infusion.
Ketorolac is a potent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that has been shown to have antinociceptive effects when administered intrathecally both in laboratory animals and humans.
Intramuscular ketorolac versus osteopathic manipulative treatment in the management of acute neck pain in the emergency department: a randomized clinical trial.
By using computer-generated randomization, the participants enrolled were allocated (1 : 1) to the ketorolac group (K group) and control group (C group).
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Group A (n=35) was injected by using ketorolac, group B (n=35) triamcinolone and group C (n=35) betamethasone LA.
I think IV ketorolac would be the best of the options presented here for this patient.
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- UK-based Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration of its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Ketorolac Tromethamine Tablets 10mg, the company said.
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