Last updated: October 17, 2014
Trade Names: Toradol
Drug Class: NSAID
Tablet: 10 mg
Injection: 15 mg/mL (1 mL), 30 mg/mL (1 mL, 2 mL)
Tablet: 10 mg three to four times daily; maximum 40 mg/day; maximum 5 days administration
Injection: 30 mg then 15–30 mg every 6 hours as needed (maximum daily dose 120 mg)
Indications: Short-term management of acute pain
Comments: Only use for short-term control of pain. Lower doses in the elderly and if renal impairment.
Clinical Pharmacology: Well absorbed after oral administration; hepatic metabolism; renal excretion of 60% of drug unchanged. Half-life of 2–8 hours is increased in elderly persons.
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