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What should I know about ketorolac tromethamine nasal spray?

Ketorolac nasal spray (Sprix) should only be taken for a short time. It can cause major side effects, such as ulcers and internal bleeding. It should not be used during surgery or childbirth.

During pregnancy, use of Sprix beyond 30 weeks gestation can cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus, resulting in fetal harm (Pregnancy Category D). Before 30 weeks gestation, it should be used during pregnancy only if potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus (Pregnancy Category C).

Do not use ketorolac along with another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, even if it is available over-the-counter. The appropriate dose of ketorolac tromethamine depends on age and weight. Before using Sprix, tell your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking and all conditions or diseases you have had or have.

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