What medication can stop the pain from a kidney stone?

Doctors may prescribe anti-inflammatories (NSAID) to help with the pain. The over-the-counter anti-inflammatory that I use is ibuprofen, usually 600 milligrams. For severe colic we use a stronger, injectable NSAID called ketorolac. It’s a very potent anti-inflammatory and will stop the spasms that you’re having with a kidney stone almost within a few minutes.

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