Why can Toradol IV only be given for 48 hours?

  1. Just wondering if there is a risk for damage to liver, kidney, etc. Most of my patients seem to get more relief with IV Toradol than with Morphine or any other narcotic, but they are only ordered for 48 hours. Just wondering.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    IIRC, Toradol causes water retention, Kidney damage and also affects the liver (and increases bleeding time too).

    It is usually prescribed for short durations because the side-effects accumulate and increase over time.

    cheers,
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    http://www.rocheusa.com/products/toradol/pi.pdf

    That's a PDF link to the Toradol product information page.
  5. by   jmgrn65
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    IIRC, Toradol causes water retention, Kidney damage and also affects the liver (and increases bleeding time too).

    It is usually prescribed for short durations because the side-effects accumulate and increase over time.

    cheers,
    :yeahthat:
  6. by   jbtampa
    and gastric damage is a problem. it comes tabs also. and injections are equally problematic.

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