There was an article in the New York Times recently about a couple away on a lovely vacation in Indonesia and the husband accidentally fractures his ankle. Not so lovely. Their cell phones turn out to be the most reliable tool they have. They make the decision not to have surgery in a foreign country and then have to figure out how to get him home.
It all sounded rather painful and unpleasant. His ankle fracture and subsequent pain reminded me that I still have 49 Percocet tablets in my cupboard.
Let me explain.
I had surgery in the early fall. As part of the post-op pain management plan they prescribed Percocet, 50 pills. The prescription reads: one or two, every three to four hours as needed, enough for days upon days upon days. Too many pills in my opinion, way too many.
I had taken one right after surgery in the recovery room for pain I didn't yet feel and one more when I got home. That evening, I had horrible withdrawal from all of the medication and certainl...
If you depend on ketorolac (brand name Toradol) injections for Migraine treatment, it would be wise to contact your doctor to find out you should use in it's place for the foreseeable future.
Doctors, pharmacies, and emergency rooms are reporting shortages and outages of injectable ketorolac. The FDA web site lists ketorolac injection in their drug shortages section. Various manufacturers list shortages, giving different reasons including manufacturing delays, increase in demand, and raw material shortage. None list any anticipated dates by which they expect the shortage to be resolved.
Ketorolac is an NSAID sometimes used in injection as a rescue medication when Migraine abortives fail or can't be used. The brand name of ketorolac was Toradol, which was discontinued some time ago. For more information, see Preventive, Abortive, and Rescue Medications - What's the Difference?
If ketorolac is your rescue medication, please contact your doctor now about an alterna...
I took a oxycodone 5mg and 15 min later was given a toradol shot. Is this safe? Amy.
There are no significant interactions between these two medications to make the combination unsafe.
That said, it doesn't mean they're safe for you. It depends on more than those two medications. It also depends on all other medications you're taking and any medical issues you may have. Hopefully, you remembered to tell the doctor who ordered the Toradol about the oxycodone, and he or she considered that before ordering the Toradol.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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