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Drug name: Ketanov

Other names used:

  • ToradolĀ®

Active Ingredients:

  • Ketorolac

Therapeutic effect of Ketanov: Ketanov is part of a class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This medicine exhibits anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-pyretic properties.

Ketanov by blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase prevents the production of inflammatory mediator prostaglandins. This action reduces inflammations and other allergic symptoms. Ketanov also blocks platelet aggregation which is stimulated by collagen and arachidonic acid. This drug also increases the bleeding time but has no influence on the partial thromboplastin time, prothrombin time, or the amount of platelets present. Like opioid analgesic drugs, Ketanov does not cause respiratory distress syndrome. Like morphine, this drug has no influence on the muscles on the heart and does not cause hemodynamic disturbances.


Ketanov is administered to treat:

  • Pain, moderate or severe, that is caused after surgery, toothache, injuries, etc.
  • Pain caused as a result of rheumatic disease, neuralgia, arthralgia, myalgia, cancer, etc.

Precautions and Restrictions: Avoid using Ketanov under the following circumstances:

  • Increased sensitivity to ketorolac or other components of this medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast feeding
  • If the user is below the age of 16
  • Inflammation of the tissue lining the nose (Nasal polyps)
  • Swelling beneath the skin (Angioedema)
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Decreased blood volume
  • Decreased water and fluid level in the body
  • Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum
  • Impaired coagulation
  • Kidney failure

Side effects: Some of the side effects that the users of Ketanov may experience are:

  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Lack of strength
  • Muscle pain
  • Overactive restlessness
  • Anxiety dreams
  • Perspiration
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling highly nervous
  • Dyssynergic defaecation
  • Loss of balance
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Urge to vomit
  • Somnolence

When Ketanov is directly injected into the muscle it may cause site tenderness.

Interactions: Ketanov may react with the following substances:

  • Various herbal supplements
  • Medications that affect people psychologically (Psychoactive drugs)
  • Drugs used to treat seizure
  • Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors
  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
  • Medicines that increase uric acid excretion in urine (Probenecid)
  • Drugs used to treat cancer of breast, skin, etc (Methotrexate)
  • Prasugrel
  • Medicines used to dissolve blood clots (Thrombolytics)
  • Anticoagulants
  • Lithium preparations
  • Immunosupressants
  • Drugs that promote the formation of urine (Diuretics)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Bile Acid Sequestrants
  • Beta-adrenergic blocking agents
  • Angiotensin receptor blockers
  • ACE inhibitor
  • Warfarin
  • Other NSAIDs

Make sure to let your doctor know if you take any medications including OTC drugs and herbal supplements.

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