Category: Analgesia

Ketorolac - Accepted Routes

Question#: 553


The Ketorolac vial labels state "IM" route only. Is it acceptable to utilize this preparation intravenously (diluted of course)


Intravenous ketorolac is supported in the medical literature and in clinical practice. Toradol IM has the same ingredients as Ketorolac Injection. Please dilute 1:9 with normal saline prior to IV administration. The Medical Directors have discussed this concept and approve the off label use accepted by allied health professionals and hospitals across Canada.

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