An overview of side effects associated with Toradol

Just like with any other medication, there are side effects associated with Toradol, however it is not necessary that every patient who takes this medication experience the side effects. Some people show very good tolerance to Toradol. While some people develop side effects that are minor and do not need any treatment. Let us have a look at some possible side effects of Toradol.

Risk of various side effects depend on different factors like

  • Your general health status
  • your age
  • other health ailments you have
  • other medications that you are using
  • the amount of Toradol used

Common side effects

Other side effects that occur only in one percent of people using Toradol are

  • High BP
  • vomiting
  • sweating
  • itching
  • unwanted rash
  • pain at the injected area
  • constipation

Serious side effects

As with any other medication there are chances of some serious side effects of Toradol that need immediate medical attention and they are

  • Allergic reactions like swelling of body, face, wheezing, skin rash, blisters, breathing problems
  • intestinal or stomach problems like ulcers, bleeding or perforation
  • liver damage that leads to fatigue, nausea and yellowing of skin, excessive tiredness, whites of eyes
  • unwanted weight gain or fluid retention
  • kidney problems like kidney failure
  • congestive heart failure

As Toradol can lead to some life threatening effects contact your doctor immediately if you notice the following symptoms

  • vomiting blood
  • bloody nose
  • tarry, black tools
  • purple, red spots on skin

Rare side effects

As per the clinical studies, some of the side effects noticed occurred rarely with use of Toradol. These side effects were seen in less than one percent of patients. It is not easy to state the reason of these rare side effects as whether they occur because of the medication or there is any other reason behind it. These rare side effects are

  • weight gain
  • dry mouth
  • rectal bleeding
  • change in appetite
  • fainting
  • unusual thinking
  • hallucination
  • breathing problems
  • allergic reaction
  • vision problems like blurred vision
  • tinnitus
  • asthma
  • hepatitis
  • breathing problems

There are possibilities that you may observe some of the side effects while using Toradol out of many explained above or may be that you do not experience any of them. Well, it is not possible for your doctor to know in advance as which all side effects you are going to experience through a medicine that you never used before. Therefore let your doctor know if you experience any side effects and also inform your doctor if you notice anything that you feel is not usual or something which seems not to be right. Do not ignore any side effect that you notice as it can be a serious side effect too.

Combined side effects of Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone in Norco

In case you are using Norco, you can experience the side effects of both the medications that form Norco- Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone. Let us learn about the combined side effects of both medications.

Major side effects

Contact your health care provider immediately, if you notice any of the symptoms given below

More common

  • light-headedness
  • dizziness

Occurrence not known

  • tarry, black tools
  • chills
  • blood in stools or urine
  • leg, back and stomach pains
  • blood in vomit
  • bluish skin or lips
  • bleeding gums
  • choking
  • hoarseness or cough
  • decreased volume of urination
  • trouble or difficult breathing
  • breathing problems
  • difficulty in dribbling
  • fever with/without chills
  • fast heart beats
  • body swelling
  • headache
  • feeling or weakness or tiredness
  • appetite loss
  • shallow, slow, fast or irregular breathing
  • nosebleeds
  • difficult or painful urination
  • vomiting or nausea
  • sore tongue
  • sore throat
  • itching, hives, skin rash
  • chest tightness
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual weakness or tiredness
  • speech problems
  • yellow skin  or eyes
  • upper right stomach or abdominal pain
  • continuing or severe stomach pain
  • swelling or puffiness of lips, tongue, face or eyes
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • side pain or lower back pain
  • white spots, ulcers or sores in the mouth or on lips

Symptoms of overdose

  • chest discomfort or chest pain
  • cloudy or bloody urine
  • extreme drowsiness
  • increased sweating
  • irregular heartbeat
  • no muscle movement or muscle tone
  • severe sleepiness
  • fainting, light-headedness or dizziness
  • unconsciousness
  • sudden increase in volume of urine
  • no pulse or blood pressure
  • general feeling of illness or discomfort
  • clammy or cold skin
  • decreased responsiveness or awareness

Minor side effects

Some of the minor side effects of acetaminophen or hydrocodone do not need medical attention. As the body adjusts to the medication, these side effects disappear. Your doctor can help you know how to prevent or reduce these side effects. In case these side effects become troublesome or exist for a longer period, do not ignore them, contact your doctor immediately.

More Common

  1. calm and relaxed
  2. drowsiness
  3. sleepiness

Occurrence not known

  • nervousness or fear
  • belching
  • hearing loss
  • impaired hearing
  • indigestion
  • difficulty in bowel movement
  • chest pain below breastbone
  • unusual weakness, drowsiness , dullness, sluggishness

The above mentioned side effects can be severe and need immediate medical attention. Seek emergency medical help in case any of the major side effects or symptoms of overdose persist. Symptoms of overdose can be life threatening too. In case of overdose the patient needs immediate medical help and you can call poison control centre to help the patient get right treatment on right time. Since the overdose results in toxicity, removal of toxicity from the body needs to be done in order to save patient’s life.

Can Norco be taken during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

During pregnancy or breastfeeding, pregnant women or nursing mothers need to be careful before they use any pain medications as they it can directly or indirectly affect their unborn baby or nursing baby. In case of Norco, which is a pain medication, FDA has placed it in C category.

Norco and pregnancy

Norco can be harmful to your unborn baby and can lead to withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems or drug addiction in newborn. Let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive or get pregnant. There are no well-controlled and adequate studies conducted in pregnant women regarding use of Norco. Norco should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits of the medication are higher than the risks.

Narcotic analgesics intersect the placenta. If your delivery date is nearing and you are using large doses of the medication, greater are the chances of respiratory depression in new born baby. Use of narcotic analgesics should be stopped especially during labor if premature deliver is predicted. In case pregnant women have been given narcotic analgesics during labor, the newborn baby should be closely monitored to check for respiratory depression.

If women use opioids on a regular basis before delivery, the babies born tend to become physically dependent on the drug. Withdrawal signs seen are

  • sneezing
  • increased stools
  • increase in respiratory rate
  • hyperactive reflexes
  • fever
  • excessive crying
  • irritability
  • vomiting

Norco and Breastfeeding

Norco is a combination of hyrdocodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen passes in breast milk in very small amounts, but its effects on nursing babies are not known yet. Also it is not known whether hydrocodone secrets in breast milk. As many medications are secreted in breast milk and looking at strong and adverse reactions of acetaminophen and hydrocodone in infants, a wise decision should be taken whether nursing moms should stop using the drug or continue using the drug taking into consideration the importance of the drug to nursing mother.

Hydrocodone and acetaminophen can secret in breast milk and can be harmful for the nursing baby. Avoid taking this medication without consulting your doctor if you are breastfeeding your baby.

Norco is quite strong and mothers tend to use it after c-sections for some time. It might not affect directly but can make your baby drowsy, which results in making baby less active and not wake up quite often as she used to do normally to feed.

Some other symptoms seen in infants are limpness, drowsiness, rash and lethargy, when nursing mothers take Norco while breastfeeding.

In case it becomes necessary to use Norco during pregnancy, speak to your doctor as your doctor can advice you on whether to use Norco or not. You can also try some alternative medicines to fight pain. In case you use Norco post child birth after having c-section, make sure you monitor your baby closely to check for the signs of unwanted withdrawal symptoms and report to your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms in your baby.

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