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    Old 12-03-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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    Toradol for breakthrough pain - question??

    I am confused - doc said Toradol cannot be taken for more than 5 days, and then he gives me 40 pills (after getting a shot). I am on Vicodin pretty much around the clock (3rd back surgery coming up). So, can you take Toradol every now and then, but never for 5 straight days in a row, or what?

     
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    Old 12-03-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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    Re: Toradol for breakthrough pain - question??

    Cherir,

    I'm looking in the PDR and--sure enough--it says, "Toradol is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days)". It also says that it's for the management of acute pain, but NOT for chronic painful conditions.

    If Toradol works for you, ask your doctor if this medication is for use "here and there". Frankly, I never had any success with Toradol--in the shot form or the pill form.

    I wish you well, and let us know what you find out!

    Sincerely,
    Jon (Conductor)

     
    Old 12-04-2006, 06:25 AM   #3
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    Cherir-
    Toradol is a WONDERFUL pain med., but it's true that it is strictly for short term use for treatment of acute pain. It wreaks havoc on the liver as well as the stomach. It's the only non-narcotic that will stop my migraines in their tracks. It works much better than any narcotic for many types of pain for me.

    It would be great if they could find some kind of way to make it easier on your organs because it really is great stuff.

    Deffinately talk with your doctor about it. If you will be using it for 5 days, then you should be ok, but if you need something for a longer amount of time, then your doctor should give you something else. (IMO)

    If I'm not mistaken, if you are using it for break through pain only, and are only taking a couple of them a day, then going beyond the five day mark isn't such a bad thing, (I say this because my first PM doctor gave it for BT pain and swore that it is ok this way)but when taking strickly the Toradol, then 5 days is the max.

    Good luck with your upcoming surgery. I wish you a swift recovery.

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