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Ketorolac

Contributor(s): John Dodam, David Maggs

Introduction

Name

  • Ketorolac tromethamine.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
  • These drugs typically have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects.
  • Ketorolac seems to be an effective analgesic, but has minimal anti-inflammatory effects.

Uses

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Indications

  • Control or prevention of intra-ocular inflammation (uveitis).
  • In humans: control of itching from seasonal conjunctivitis.
    Little information available regarding use in dog and cat.
  • Used systemically to treat postoperative pain in dogs.
    • With the introduction of other oral and injectable NSAIDs, there is little indication for the systemic use of ketorolac tromethamine.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Bartlett J D (2000)Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2000. Facts and Comparisons.St Louis, MO, USA.
  • Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Boothe DM, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.

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