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What is ketorolac?

Ketorolac (also known as Toradol) is an anti-inflammatory medication, classified as an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). While the precise reason for ketorolac's effectiveness is not known, it is understood that the medication effectively blocks substances in the human body which cause inflammation. Thus, ketorolac is used to treat pain and inflammation, typically in people who experience moderately severe pain, and usually following surgery. It is sometimes also used by people experiencing back pain, kidney stones or cancer pain. Ketorolac should only be used short-term, typically no more than for five days, and only with the prescription from a physician.

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