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Cara-Lac IM/IV Inj 30mg

KetoroIac belongs to a group of medicines known as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Katorolac injection is used to relieve moderate or severe pain after a surgical operation.

Description Wt/Vol
Cara-Lac IM/IV Inj 30mg
Each 1 ml Ampule Contains:
Ketorolac Tromethamine USP 30 mg
KetoroIac Injection in hospital, a doctor or nurse will given the injection.
The usual dose is 10 mg initial followed by 10-30 mg every 4 to 6 hours. The dose may be lowered if you are over 65 years of age, you have kidney problems or if you weigh less than 50 kg.

The maximum duration should not be more than 2 days.

If you have the impression that the effect of Ketorolac Injection is too strong or too weak talk to your doctor.
Like other medicines Ketorolac Injection may caused side effects in some patients. Most patients are given Ketorolac without experiencing problems.

Serious side Effects
·Tell your doctor IMMEDIATELY if any of the following occur.
> difficulty in breathing or wheezes, severe allergic reactions. You may have a hypersensitivity reaction, which can be very serious.
> you pass blood in your faces (stocks/motions)
> you pass black tarry stools
> you vomit any blood or dark particles that like coffee grounds
> swelling of skin (hives), itching, rash, skin lesions, flaky skin or spots, blisters on skin severe sign reactions including ulceration and peeling skin sensitivity to light.

Other Side effects
Tell your doctor or nurse if you have any of the following:
- feeling sick or being sick. indigestion or heart burn, stomach pain or discomfort, inflammation of the stomach, bleeding, problems with the pancreas, stomach ulcer, diarrhea, belching, constipation or wind, feeling of fullness, feeling unwell.

- anxiety, drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, headache, sweating, fever, agitation, nervousness, mental disturbances, mood changes, confusion, abnormal thinking and feeling, inability to concentrate, inability to sleep, convulsions, giddiness hyperactivity a mild form of meningitis, hallucination, abnormal dreams

- dry mouth, mouth ulcers, sore throat, excessive thirst, weight gain, fever, alteration of vision, taste or hearing (loss of hearing, ringing in the ears., vertigo).

muscle pain, numbness or tinglings, muscle spasms or weakness

- Kidney problems a change in the amount of urine passed or frequency in going to the toilet, blood in the urine, fluid retention, weight gain, kidney pain or kidney failure.

- facial redness or paleness, flushing bruising, anaemia, changes in the blood.

- changes in blood pressure, palpitations, chest pain or slow heart beat. Medicines such as Ketorolac injection may be associated with a small risk of increased heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke

- bleeding from the site of the operation or bruising or a nose bleed

- female infertility
- pain of the site of Injection
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eye), liver failure and inflammation of the liver have been reported very rarely.

If you are concerned about any of the side effects talk to your doctor.
Ketorolac Injection may be administered intramuscularly intravenously. Ketorolac could alter how other medicines work.
These include medicines for:
- blood clots (anti-coagulants, oxpentifylline, anti-platelet agents)
- heart failure (furosemide, diuretics or cardiac glycosides such as digoxin)
- depression (lithium, selective serotonins re-uptake inhibitor-SSRis)
- high blood pressure (propranolol and other beta-blockers, ,ACE inhibitors, thromboxane, angiotensin ll inhibitors)
- gout (probenecid) psoriasis (methotrexate) or arthritis (steroids)
- other NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen) or aspirin
- acute organ rejection (ciclosporin, tacrolimus)
- Infections (quinolone anti-bacterial)
- HIV and AIDs (zidovudine)
- or a drug called mifepristone (used to induce abortion usually through hospitals). Ketorolac should not be used for 8-12 days after taking mifepristone.
CARALAC Injection is available in a pack of 5 x 1ml Ampule.
CARALAC Injection should not be given if your are pregnant or if you are breast feeding. Ketorolac may make it more difficult to become pregnant. You should tell your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant or if you have problems becoming pregnant.
Ketorolac Injection may make you feel dizzy, tired or drowsy, you may also get headaches, visual disturbances, vertigo or have difficulty in sleeping. If you experience any of these you should not drive or operate machines.