Ketorolac nasal spray is prescribed for short-term pain relief following surgery. This medication is inhaled through the nose. It helps reduce inflammation, pain and fever after surgery by stopping the body from producing a substance that contributes to inflammation.
This medication is meant only for short-term use. It should not be used for more than five days at a time and should not be used on pediatric patients.
The medication carries significant risks and should not be used after certain types of surgery.
- Heart attack or stroke. This medication increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. It should not be used to relieve pain after bypass surgery.
- Kidney disease or failure. This medication should not be used in patients who already have kidney problems or after kidney surgery.
- Peptic ulcers. This medication can cause ulcers and gastrointestinal perforation. It should not be used after stomach surgery.
- Bleeding. This medication inhibits platelet production, leading to excessive bleeding. It should not be used in patients that have brain hemorrhages or other bleeding problems.