We give IV Toradol in the ER alot for migraines, kidney stones. On the floor it is used mostly with post-op hip replacements and total knees usually for 48 hours. We simply give it with a running IV, never had a complaint. You would never give it or any NSAID with a GI Bleed however. We don't give it for OB's but do give ibuprofen 600 mg. for vag deliveries w/o complications. One doc gives that before narcs.
Mom's who have had surgery get narcs . . usually morphine and then as soon as they can take fluids, depending on allergies, we give Tyl. #3, Vicodin and maybe Darvocet. I've found giving simethicone to post-op moms is good too . . . my pain after my c-section was mainly due to gas
We don't push it very slowly.
Funny how we all do things differently.