Side Effects of Ketorolac Nasal Spray

While most people do not experience problems while using ketorolac nasal spray, side effects can still occur. Common ones include nasal discomfort, eye tearing, and throat irritation. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop serious problems while using the drug, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, or unexplained weight gain.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ketorolac Nasal Spray

Just like any medicine, ketorolac nasal spray (Sprix™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the potential side effects with ketorolac nasal spray. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Ketorolac Nasal Spray Side Effects

Some side effects of ketorolac nasal spray should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
  • Heart attack or stroke. Signs of these problems include:
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Weakness
    • Slurred speech.
  • Serious or potentially life-threatening stomach or intestinal problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or holes (perforation). Signs of these problems may include:
    • Black, sticky, tarry stools
    • Blood in the urine or stools
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain and indigestion
    • Vomiting blood.
  • A decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Serious liver problems, which could cause:
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Excessive tiredness
    • Itching
    • Upper stomach pain
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice).
  • Fluid retention, such as swelling (edema) in your hands, ankles, or feet, or unexplained weight gain.
  • Increased blood pressure (hypertension).
  • A blistering or peeling skin rash.
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.
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