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What is a Toradol IV Used For?

Pain can be constant and debilitating. It can stop you from performing your daily activities and leave you immobile. When your regular over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) stops working, you may wonder if Toradol is an option for you.

Toradol, or ketorolac tromethamine, is an NSAID commonly used to treat moderate-to-severe pain and inflammation. Toradol may be prescribed in the emergency room for severe pain or after surgeries to reduce the risk of pain, fever, and/or inflammation.

What is a Toradol IV, and why is it used?

A Toradol IV is an intravenous administration of Toradol for quicker results. Although dosage may vary, Toradol IV treatment is intended for short-term use. Toradol IVs are used to relieve symptoms quickly and help you return to daily activities, most commonly after surgery.

Toradol IVs are also used to treat:

  • Acute migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Low back pain
  • Sickle cell crises

Side effects

Approved by the FDA for moderate to severe pain, Toradol IVs are safe when administered as directed. However, Toradol IVs can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, you should take additional precautions. The most common side effects of Toradol include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Swelling
  • Weight gain

Other serious complications may occur, including stomach bleeding, kidney problems, increased risk of developing kidney disease, anemia, liver problems, and increased risk of developing liver disease and stroke.

Oral vs. Toradol IV: which is better and why?

Toradol can be administered as an injection, a Toradol IV, a nasal spray, or orally as a tablet. When deciding between different modes, the main factors are comfort, speed to symptom relief, and compliance.


Toradol tablets offer quick and easy administration with no discomfort. However, tablet dosages can be difficult to monitor, and symptom relief may be delayed. Doses above the label recommendations do not improve efficacy and increase the risk for serious adverse events.

Toradol IV

Meanwhile, Toradol IVs can result in quick pain relief with minimal discomfort. IVs can be administered in numerous locations and monitored by healthcare professionals.

Whether you’re experiencing muscle fatigue, inflammation, or looking to treat a specific condition, Drip Hydration offers various IV treatments to support your body and immune functions without the risk of overdosing. IV treatments can be booked online and administered at your leisure by certified healthcare professionals.

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.

You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!