Precautions and Warnings With Ketorolac Nasal Spray

Before using ketorolac nasal spray, there are many precautions to be aware of, including warnings relating to who should not use the medication and possible side effects that may occur. For instance, this prescription pain reliever may cause potentially serious and life-threatening problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and intestinal bleeding. Also, you may not be able to use this drug if you have asthma or kidney disease.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Ketorolac Nasal Spray?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using ketorolac nasal spray (Sprix™) if you have:
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure or other heart or circulatory problems
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) or are taking medication to treat high blood pressure
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Dehydration, which occurs when you lose a large amount of fluids, such as when you experience vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding problems, or are taking medicine that decreases your blood's ability to clot
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, or a history of these conditions
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of these conditions
  • An allergy to aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)
  • Plans for surgery
  • A pattern of frequent alcohol use or currently smoke
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, other NSAIDs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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