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What should I know about ketorolac before taking it?

Before taking ketorolac you should thoroughly discuss your health condition with your doctor. Since complications could result from using ketorolac with certain medications or foods, your doctor will need to know if you have asthma, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, bleeding problems (i.e. hemophilia), stomach ulcers or bleeding, heart disease or circulation problems (i.e. heart failure). If you have ever had an allergic reaction to aspirin, another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) or any of the ingredients in ketorolac, or if you are allergic to other medications, dyes, foods or preservatives, be sure to advise your doctor. Also, let your doctor know if you smoke cigarettes, if you typically drink three or more alcoholic beverages a day or if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

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