It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Pain Management Message Board

  • Toradol for breakthrough pain - question??

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-03-2006, 02:09 PM   #1
    Senior Member
    cherish1's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Posts: 241
    cherish1 HB User
    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?

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 12-03-2006, 05:29 PM   #2
    conductor's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Location: USA
    Posts: 462
    conductor HB User
    Re: Toradol for breakthrough pain - question??


    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!

    Jon (Conductor)

    Old 12-04-2006, 07:25 AM   #3
    Senior Veteran
    ozzybug's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1,624
    ozzybug HB Userozzybug HB Userozzybug HB Userozzybug HB User
    Re: Toradol for breakthrough pain - question??

    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.

    Last edited by ozzybug; 12-04-2006 at 07:26 AM.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Need help deciding on breakthrough meds cptpooface Pain Management 11 03-16-2007 06:52 PM
    Toradol Shots among other things Sophia85 Back Problems 4 02-18-2007 07:01 PM
    Toradol - How Safe DogMom22 Pain Management 5 06-24-2006 09:03 AM
    New and toradol question missygt Addiction & Recovery 8 05-30-2006 05:13 PM
    Toradol for kidney stone pain? igy76 Pain Management 6 04-22-2006 11:12 AM
    Questions about Toradol sk777 Pain Management 4 08-08-2005 12:49 AM
    Toradol (Ketorolac) JewelTuttle General Health 3 05-18-2004 08:01 AM
    Toradol?...Any have opinons backdraft Pain Management 4 01-23-2003 07:27 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:07 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!