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Hello, my doctor just prescribed ketorolac for my diverticulosis

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Hello, my doctor just prescribed ketorolac for my diverticulosis pain as I was taking way too many ibuprophin.
I just read that people with this condition and other inflammatory bowel problems should use extreme caution when taking ketorolac. Should it be ok if I only use it sparingly ?
John
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  911DOC replied 1 year ago.

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confused that he would do that as ketorolac is an NSAID, like ibuprofen, and can increase bleeding.

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Think Tylenol is a much better choice.

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I think it would be worth asking your prescribing doctor about this because if you have bleeding it can make it worse and people will often get bleeding with diverticulosis.

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yes, certainly okay to use sparingly, but not with active bleeding.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX thinking that ibuprophin would work good as the pain is caused by inflammation - and he said that this would be better then 600 mg of ibuprophin e wry 4 hrs - I will also soon need to have part of my bowel removed. I also have adisol
with codene but it can cause constipation wich would be bad for me also hard to know what to take for the pain
Expert:  911DOC replied 1 year ago.

Tylenol would be the best if it helps.

 

I do not think there is any credible evidence showing ketorolac is superior to ibuprofen. It may be more convenient.

 

I think this problem will go away after your surgery.

 

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