Side Effects of Ketorolac Nasal Spray

Common Side Effects

Ketorolac nasal spray has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using ketorolac nasal spray were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients).
In these studies, the most common ketorolac nasal spray side effects included:
  • Mild nasal discomfort, irritation, or pain -- in up to 15 percent of people
  • Eye tearing -- up to 5 percent
  • Throat irritation -- up to 4 percent
  • Low heart rate -- up to 2 percent
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension) -- up to 2 percent
  • Stuffy or runny nose -- up to 2 percent.
Additionally, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ketorolac nasal spray, may cause other common side effects. In the clinical trials involving other NSAIDs, some of these common reactions included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using ketorolac nasal spray or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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