Toradol

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    I've only been in the ER for 2 months, but curious to other's reply to this. In my ER, we're required to do preg tests on all females (unless they've had a hyst) before giving Toradol. Does anyone else do this?

    Last week I had a pt come in with alot of pain, and my doc ordered Toradol for her. I decided to go ahead and draw it up, but my coworkers argued with me stating I absolutely couldn't give it until we ran a preg test, my doctor overheard the argument and stated to go ahead and give it and that he's never heard of this rule.

    Thoughts? Comments?

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    We do HCGs before Toradol. Rarely give it to women though.
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    It is my understanding that NSAID use during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage, and that NSAIDs can cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus when given in late pregnancy.

    Therefore, it would seem prudent to check an HCG prior to administration of Toradol.
    TheSquire, Skeletor, EmergencyNrse, and 2 others like this.
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    I given toradol all the time on the med-surg floor I work on and have never checked a pregnancy test.
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    Never heard of it. Not to say that I've heard of everything, though.

    However, a quick Google search pulled this up:

    http://www.drugs.com/pro/toradol.html: "In late pregnancy, as with other NSAIDs, Toradol should be avoided because it may cause premature closure of the ductus arteriosus."

    It only mentions late pregnancy. While there are cases of ignorant people not knowing that they're pregnant until they deliver, I think it's a little overly cautious to do an HCG just to make sure that someone isn't in late pregnancy before you give Toradol.
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    We check HCGs on women before Toradol in my ER.
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    Quote from ReWritten
    I've only been in the ER for 2 months, but curious to other's reply to this. In my ER, we're required to do preg tests on all females (unless they've had a hyst) before giving Toradol. Does anyone else do this?

    Last week I had a pt come in with alot of pain, and my doc ordered Toradol for her. I decided to go ahead and draw it up, but my coworkers argued with me stating I absolutely couldn't give it until we ran a preg test, my doctor overheard the argument and stated to go ahead and give it and that he's never heard of this rule.

    Thoughts? Comments?
    I was given Toradol in ER for kidney stones. They asked if I could be pg and that was it. (clearly, I was not, LOL) As much pain as I was in though, I would NOT have wanted to spend ANY extra time waiting to POAS!
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    NSAIDS generally contraindicated in pregnancy -- especially in the third trimester.
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    hcg before toradol in my er too .hcg comes back quickly.
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    We definitely do not have an hcg before toradol policy. Thank God because that would delay discharge even more especially in fast track where we want to treat and street ASAP


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