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Is Toradol Used in IV Therapy when Treating Chronic and Mild Pain?

Toradol is a drug that falls into the category of NSAIDs, these medications that are used to decrease inflammation. Researchers do not fully understand how this works – they just know that it does work. 

Since Toradol is not made of natural or synthetic opium, it is not considered a narcotic. Toradol is also non-addictive, which is why it is not a controlled substance. However, Toradol is very powerful and can only be used for five days at most. Because of this, it is not used for mild or chronic pain, but for moderate to severe acute pain.

What is Toradol Used For and when is it Used in IV Therapy?

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Toradol (also known as ketorolac tromethamine) is a powerful painkiller. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).  Toradol is commonly prescribed after surgery in order to relieve pain and inflammation. It is usually given through an IV (intravenous) drip. It is used to treat moderately severe pain as an alternative to opioids. Toradol can also be used to treat arthritis and gout flare-ups. It is sometimes used for back pain, certain kinds of bone fractures, and other injuries. Toradol can also be used in emergencies to treat acute pain, such as sickle cell crises and other severe pain. Additionally, it has an off-label use to treat migraine headaches.

Although Toradol can be given in pill form, intravenously, or through intramuscular injection. Toradol IVs and injections give faster results because they are delivered directly into your bloodstream and do not need to go through your digestive system as a pill does.

Toradol Side Effects, Minor or Severe?

man holding his stomach in painMost of the side effects that happen as a result of using Toradol are minor and are similar to the side effects of other NSAIDs. You may experience headaches, dizziness, or drowsiness. Additionally, Toradol may cause elevated blood pressure. Toradol can also cause digestive issues such as upset stomach, gas, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Another potential side effect of taking Toradol is constipation. In order to avoid developing the complication of constipation, be sure to drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Your doctor may also give you a fiber supplement to treat your constipation.

Because Toradol is much stronger than over the counter NSAIDS like ibuprofen and naproxen, serious side effects are more likely to occur.

If you have recently had a heart attack, heart surgery, or stroke, you should not take Toradol. Do not take Toradol if you have stomach or peptic ulcers or a history of gastrointestinal bleeding. You also cannot take Toradol if you have kidney or liver disease. Because of these potentially serious side effects, you should not take Toradol with any other NSAIDs, including aspirin, or if you take steroids or blood thinners. Do not smoke or drink while you are on Toradol.

What are the Benefits of Using Toradol?

You can take a Toradol shot or IV to provide rapid pain relief after surgery or injury and stop migraine attacks. Toradol is affordable and strong enough for moderate to severe pain. It also reduces relative symptoms such as swelling and fever. There is absolutely no risk of addiction since it is not a narcotic or opioid.

What are the Risks of Using Toradol?

In addition to the side effects listed above, Toradol can also cause other serious but rare side effects. These rare side effects include mood swings, hearing or vision issues, and fainting.

Toradol should not be used if you are under 17 or over 65 years old. Toradol can also cause harmful interactions with other medications you take, so make sure your doctor knows all your medications. This will avoid harmful interactions between Toradol and your other medications.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk with your doctor before deciding to use Toradol. Toradol stays in the breast milk and can be passed on to a baby. Therefore, Toradol should only be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding if the benefits outweigh the risks.

An Alternative for Toradol – Myers Cocktail IV Therapy

iv bag with vitaminsBecause Toradol is such a powerful NSAID, it cannot be given for more than five days. Therefore, Toradol is not a solution for your needs if you are suffering from chronic pain. At Drip Hydration, we offer a Myers Cocktail IV treatment that can treat chronic pain.

The Myers’ Cocktail was developed in the 1960s by Dr. John Myers. Since its creation, it has become popular for managing pain due to injury, arthritis, and other chronic pain issues. As your body heals, it is important to provide it with the vitamins and nutrients it needs.

Experience The Benefits of a Myer’s Cocktail IV

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Myers Cocktail IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a Myers Cocktail IV Treatment?

Our Myers Cocktail IV Treatment contains B-complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. 

What are the Myers Cocktail benefits?

There are many benefits of our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy including:

  • Stronger immunity
  • Increased hydration
  • Better nerve and bone health
  • Improved blood health and circulation
  • Boosted energy levels
  • Enhanced mood and vitality
  • Sharper memory
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer and less severe migraines
  • Reduced jetlag
  • Quicker recovery from hangovers

Which Vitamin B are included?

The B-complex vitamins included in our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy are:

  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Pyridoxine
  • Biotin
  • Folic acid
  • Cobalamin

How does Myers Cocktail help with Jet Lag?

Nutrients such as vitamins B and C, magnesium and calcium can help to support healthy sleep and improve overall health and well-being, which may help to alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.

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