Actifast

Composition

Actifast tablet: Each film coated tablet contains Ketorolac Tromethamine USP 10 mg.

Description

Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It inhibits synthesis of prostaglandins and may be considered as a peripherally acting analgesic. It is highly protein bound and is largely metabolized in liver. The products of metabolism and some unchanged drugs are excreted in the urine.

Indication

Ketorolac is very effective for the short-term management of moderate to severe pain.

Dosage and administration

Adults and Children (over 16 years): 10 mg every 4-6 hours as required.

Maximum daily dose is 40 mg, maximum duration of treatment is 7 days.

Side effect

Side effects of Ketorolac are anorexia, nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia, headache, dizziness, restlessness, drowsiness, insomnia, dry mouth, acute renal failure, bradycardia, asthma etc.

Use in special group

Pregnancy: Pregnancy category C.

Lactation: Contraindicated to nursing mother.

Pediatric use: Not indicated for use in pediatric patients.

Contraindication

Ketorolac is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to NSAIDs and any of the components of Ketorolac. Moreover, this drug is contraindicated in patients with history of asthma, nasal polyp, angioedema, peptic ulcer and bleeding disorders.

Precaution

Precaution should be taken in elderly, allergic disorder, renal, cardiac and hepatic impaired patient with low body weight.

Drug Interaction

Increased risk of haemorrhage when Ketorolac is given with anticoagulants and NSAIDs.

Storage

Keep out of the reach of children. Keep below 30°C, protect from light.

How Supplied

Actifast tablet: Each box contains 3 x 10’s tablet in blister pack.