Category: Adult Analgesia

Can I administer acetaminophen before or after Ketorolac for pain management?

Question:

Can you administer acetaminophen PO before or after the administration of Ketorolac for pain management?

Answer:

THIS ONLY APPLIES TO ALS PCS V 3.1. Yes, however if the patient only requires PO medication to treat their pain it should be considered first.

Version ALS PCS v 3.3. No, if ketorolac is adminsitered, neither acetaminophen nor ibuprofen should be administered. 

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