KETORAL Injection contains ketorolac trometamol as the active ingredient. It belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs).
KETORAL Injection helps to relieve pain and reduce inflammation (swelling and soreness) that may occur in the initial period following surgery.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions why KETORAL Injection has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another purpose.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
There is no evidence that it is addictive.
You must not be given KETORAL Injection if you have an allergy to:
If you are not sure if you are taking any of these medicines, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Many medicines used to treat headache, period pain and other aches and pains contain aspirin or NSAID medicines.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty in breathing; swelling of the face, lips or tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
If you are allergic to aspirin or NSAID medicines and use KETORAL Injection, these symptoms may be severe.
You must not be given KETORAL Injection if you are pregnant, or intend to become pregnant.
It may affect your developing baby if you use it during pregnancy.
You must not be given KETORAL Injection if you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.
This medicine passes into breast milk. The effect on the baby is not known.
You must not be given KETORAL Injection if:
You must not be given this medicine after the expiry date has passed or if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
KETORAL Injection must not be given to children under 16 years of age.
The safety and effectiveness in children under 16 years has not been established.
You must not be given Ketoral Injection for more than 5 days.
If you are not sure if you should be given this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other medicines or any foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you intend to become pregnant.
KETORAL Injection may impair fertility and is not recommended in women attempting to conceive.
Tell your doctor if you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
Tell your doctor if you currently have an infection.
KETORAL Injection may hide some of the signs of an infection (e.g pain, fever) and may make you mistakenly think that the infection is not serious or that you are better.
Tell your doctor if you plan to have surgery.
Tell your doctor if you have ever smoked or been a heavy alcohol drinker.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you are given KETORAL Injection.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and KETORAL Injection may interfere with each other. These include:
These medicines may be affected by KETORAL Injection or may affect how well it works. You may need to use different amounts of your medicine or you may need to use different medicines.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking KETORAL Injection.
Ask your doctor if you are not sure about this list of medicines.
Your doctor will decide what dose you will receive depending on your weight, the severity of the pain and your response to the treatment.
If you are over 65 years old or have reduced kidney function, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose.
KETORAL Injection is a sterile, clear, slightly yellow liquid.
It is given as an injection into a muscle by a doctor or trained nurse.
It must not be injected directly into the veins (intravenously).
KETORAL Injection should not be given for longer than 5 days.
Prolonged use may increase the occurrence of side effects.
As KETORAL Injection is given to you under the supervision of your doctor or nurse, it is very unlikely that you will receive too much.
However, if you experience any side effects after being given KETORAL Injection, tell your doctor or nurse immediately.
Symptoms of overdose may include stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are receiving KETORAL Injection.
Tell all doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you have recently been given KETORAL Injection.
Tell your doctor if you get an infection soon after getting KETORAL Injection.
KETORAL may hide some of the signs of an infection and may make you think that the infection is not serious or that you are better. Signs of an infection may include fever, pain, swelling and redness.
Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how KETORAL Injection affects you.
As with other NSAID medicines, KETORAL Injection may cause dizziness or light-headedness in some people. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive a car, operate machinery or do anything else that could be dangerous. If you drink alcohol, dizziness or light-headedness may be worse.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being treated with KETORAL Injection.
This medicine helps most people with pain after surgery but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.
Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
These side effects of KETORAL Injection are usually mild.
Tell your doctor or nurse immediately if you notice any of the following:
These are serious side effects. You may need urgent medical attention. Serious side effects are rare.
If any of the following happen, tell your doctor immediately or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital:
These side effects are rare but may be serious. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalisation.
Tell your doctor if you notice anything else that is making you feel unwell, even if you think the problems are not connected with this medicine and are not referred to in this leaflet.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects.
You may not experience any of them.
KETORAL Injection will be stored in the pharmacy or on the ward. It is kept in a cool dry place, protected from light, where the temperature stays below 30°C.
KETORAL Injection is a sterile, clear to slightly yellow solution in a glass syringe.
Available in packs of 5 pre-filled syringes.
Each pre-filled syringe contains 30 mg/mL ketorolac trometamol.
KETORAL Injection does not contain sucrose, gluten, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.
Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd
34-36 Chandos Street
St Leonards, 2065
Australian Registration Number: AUST R 144524
This leaflet was prepared in April 2010.