I am sorry to hear that. Luckily, your doctor has prescribed Ketorolac to treat your pain. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drug that effectively treats pain for a maximum of 5 days.
I can administer 30mg of Ketorolac through your IV site every 6 hours as you need it for pain.
Nurse Doug, I am having pain from my appendectomy yesterday. I rate it a 5/10.
There is a possibility of side effects, but I will monitor for them and treat them if they occur.
Ketorolac may make you feel drowsy or dizzy, increase your need to urinate, or give you nausea and diarrhea. I want you to report difficulty breathing, chest pressure, itching, a rash, or pain at your IV site to me immediately.
Ketorolac, I have never had that before. Will I have any side effects?
I feel better knowing what to watch for. Thanks!
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Okay, great! This should take around 10 minutes to have an effect. Make sure to use your call-light if you need to use the bathroom. The potential drowsiness could make you fall without my help!
Before I give you the first dose, I need to know if you have taken the natural supplements ginkgo or feverfew recently and if you eat garlic often? These can increase the risk of bleeding that NSAIDs have.
No, I don't believe in supplements and I hate garlic!