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nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug often used as an analgesic and antipyretic.
Ketorolac or ketorolac tromethamine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the family of heterocyclic acetic acid derivatives, often used as an analgesic. Ketorolac was discovered in 1989 by Syntex Corp.. It was approved by FDA on 30 November 1989 and introduced as Toradol by Syntex. The ophthalmic form was approved by FDA on 9 November 1992 and was introduced as Acular eye drops by Allergan under license from Syntex. An intranasal formulation of ketorolac tromethamine was approved by FDA on 14 May 2010 and introduced as Sprix Nasal Spray by Daiichi Sankyo for short-term management of moderate to moderately severe pain requiring analgesia at the opioid level. In India it is available as Ketanov by Ranbaxy, which is owned by Daiichi Sankyo. Ketorolac acts by inhibiting the bodily synthesis of prostaglandins. Ketorolac in its oral and intramuscular preparations is a racemic mixture of both--ketorolac, the active isomer, and--ketorolac. An ophthalmic solution of ketorolac is available and is used to treat eye pain and to relieve the itchiness and burning of seasonal allergies.
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A pyrrolizine carboxylic acid derivative structurally related to INDOMETHACIN. It is an NSAID and is used principally for its analgesic activity. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
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