Ketorol DT Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Ketorolac
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Ketorol tablet is used to treat moderate to adverse effects of post-surgical pain. It is an anti-inflammatory and non-steroidal drug [NSAID]. The medication works by obstructing specific substances within the body. Ketorol DT Tablet is prescribed for short term (<5days) management of pain.

Ketorol DT Tablet is a non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drug. It is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain post-surgery or after any other medical procedure. This medication functions by prohibiting certain substances in the body.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as constipation, nausea, chest pain, vomiting, stomach upset, irregular heartbeat, convulsions, sweating, bloating diarrhoea, cough, gas, dizziness, mouth sores, drowsiness and headache. Should your reactions persist or become severe over time contact your health care provider right away.

If the reactions keep on persisting, then the concerned patient should ensure to notify the doctor immediately. Inform your doctor if you are taking the prescription as well as non-prescription medications along with this medicine.

Prior to starting the medication course, notify the doctor if you suffer from any kind of allergies. Also, avoid using this medication when you are the final trimester of the pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding your child.

Exercise caution if you are suffering from a history of ulcers, kidney problems and bleeding also make you ineligible to take Ketorol 10 MG tablet Dt. Before using this medication tell your doctor if you have or are:

  • Allergic to any ingredient contained within Ketorol DT Tablet, you have any other allergic reactions,
  • In the last trimester of your pregnancy or are breastfeeding a baby,
  • Already taking other prescription or non-prescription drugs,
  • A history of ulcers,
  • Kidney or bleeding problems or kidney failures.

The dosage for this medication should be ideally prescribed by your doctor. This medication is available as an oral tablet, nasal spray and in an injectable solution form. The usual dose in adults for pain treatment is 50 kg or more both for intranasal and parenteral usage.

Ketorol tablet is used to treat the following problems:

  • Moderate To Severe Pain

A few side effects of Ketorol tablet are provided below:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Alcohol should not be consumed while under this medication therapy.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication should not be consumed by pregnant women especially those in the third trimester of their pregnancy.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is not prescribed for women who are breastfeeding their babies.

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    As with all medications it is not recommended that you drive while under this course therapy.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    This medication will adversely affect patients already suffering from damaged kidney function. It is advised that the doctor is informed and the dose of the medication is adjusted accordingly.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    Ketorol DT Medicine is known to give rise to liver damage. The baseline for liver enzyme should be gathered before beginning the treatment.

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The medication effects will last about four to six hours of duration.

  • What is the onset of action?

    The effects of the medication start to show results in about half an hour to one hour after administration.

  • Is it habit forming?

    This medication has not shown any habit forming propensities.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ketorol DT Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    You should take the missed dose as soon as you recall it. But you should never combine two doses if it is already time for the next dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If you suspect an overdose contact the doctor right away.

This is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with analgesic and antipyretic properties. It works by inhibiting the enzymes cylooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cylooxygenase-2 (COX-2). This prevents the synthesis of prostaglandins from arachidonic acid which leads to a blockage of pain impulses.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    While under this medication patients should avoid consuming alcohol. Symptoms include stomach bleeding which should be notified to the doctor right away.

  • Interaction with Lab Test

    It interacts with chloride and sodium, thus increases the quantity, which result in elevated false readings of these tests. Along with this, it also increases the bleeding time of the patient taking this medication.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication reacts sometimes adversely and sometimes moderately to medicines such as antihypertensives, warfarin, methotrexate and corticosteroids. It decreases the effect of diuretics and increases the toxicity of lithium, salicylates, probenecid and anticoagulants.

  • Interaction with Disease

    This medication reacts adversely when the patient suffers from conditions such as damaged liver functions, damaged kidney function, heart-related disorders and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Ques: What is Ketorol 10mg tablet dt?

Ans: Ketorol Tablet Dt is classified as an anti-inflammatory drug. It is non-steroidal and is primarily used in the treatment of pain post surgery. It contains Ketorolac as an active ingredient. Ketorol Tablet works by blocking the effect of chemicals causing pain. It inhibits the flow of pain causing enzymes in the brain.

Ques: What is the use of Ketorol 10mg tablet dt?

Ans: Ketorol DT Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like acute pain and pain in the body after some surgery. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Ketorol Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Ketorol DT tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ketorol. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Heartburn, Nausea and Vomiting.

Ques: Can Ketorol DT Tablet be used for intense pain and acute pain?

Ans: Yes, Ketorol DT Tablet can be used for intense pain and acute pain. Along with these, it is also useful for other conditions. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Ketorol Tablet Dt before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, till the complete eradication of disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor and moreover taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can also cause inadequate effect on the patient. So please consult your doctor.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Ketorol DT Tablet?

Ans: This medication is generally used twice or thrice a day, as the time interval upto which this medication has an impact, is around 4 to 6 hours, but it is not the standard frequency, for using this medication. It is advised to consult your doctor for the dosage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use ketorol 10mg tablet dt empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is common to consume orally by dissolving it in water and the salts involved in this medication react properly, if it is taken with the food. If you take it with an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset. Please consult the doctor before use.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Ketorol DT Tablet?

Ans: this medication contains salts, which are suitable to store at room temperature and keeping this medication above or below that, can cause inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication, away from the reach of children. It is advised to dispose the expired or unused medication, for avoiding its inadequate effect.
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About Ketorol DT Tablet
What are the uses of Ketorol DT Tablet
What are the contraindications of Ketorol DT Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Ketorol DT Tablet ?
Key highlights of Ketorol DT Tablet
What are the substitutes for Ketorol DT Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Ketorol DT Tablet ?
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