What are the side effects of ketorolac?

Ketorolac can cause some severe side effects. The worst of these are gastric ulcers and hemorrhaging. Because this drug affects the platelets, it can cause issues with blood and clotting. Kidney problems are another serious possible side effect. People with pre-existing kidney problems should not take it. Heart and skin problems are rarer, but also possible.

Other side effects include: diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, indigestion, nausea, abdominal pain and swelling.

Based on information from, a free medication monitoring service, 60% of patients experience side effects while taking Ketorolac (Toradol). Some of the side effects reported by iGuard members include: Nausea/Vomiting, Kidney Problems, Mood/Behavior Changes, Eye Irritation, Drowsiness, Weight Gain, Bleeding, Dizziness, and Swelling/Edema. Please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare provider if you are experiencing any symptoms that worsen or do not go away.

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