What Is Ketorolac Nasal Spray Used For?
If you are an adult with moderate to moderately severe pain, a healthcare provider may prescribe ketorolac nasal spray. Specific uses of this medication include short-term (up to five days) treatment of pain caused by a surgery, cancer, or kidney stones. This nasal spray works by blocking certain hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body.
An Introduction to Ketorolac Nasal Spray UsesKetorolac nasal spray (Sprix™) is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Short-term is defined as treatment for no longer than five days. Ketorolac nasal spray is most often given for pain relief following surgery, but can also be used for other acute, short-term pain relief, such as cancer pain or pain caused by kidney stones.
This medication should not be used for relieving minor pain. Also, because the nasal spray's use is limited to five days, it should not be used for treating chronic pain.