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Ketorolac

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John Dodam

David Maggs


Introduction

Name

  • Ketorolac tromethamine.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs typically have anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and analgesic Analgesia: NSAID effects.
  • Ketorolac is an effective analgesic but has minimal anti-inflammatory properties.

Uses

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Indications

  • Control or prevention of intraocular inflammation (uveitis 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 Analgesia: NSAID , little indication for systemic use of ketorolac tromethamine.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2000. Facts and Comparisons. Bartlett J D, St Louis, MO.
  • Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Boothe D M. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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