Ketorol with alcohol: compatibility, consequences, whether it is possible to combine

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On the incompatibility of synthetic drugs with alcohol and said and written a lot. But nevertheless, patients always have doubts about the interaction of one or another popular drug with the use of alcohol. Especially often such questions arise in connection with the use of analgesics.


Ketorol is a popular anesthetic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug today. In addition to the pronounced analgesic effect, Ketorol has a small antipyretic effect and effectively removes inflammatory processes. Ketorol is not addictive, although the degree of anesthesia is not inferior to such a narcotic substance as morphine. In addition, the drug does not act as a sedative or antidepressant.

Ketorol has been well established for the relief of pain syndrome under the following conditions:

  • trauma;
  • of migraine;
  • menstrual pain;
  • toothache;
  • postoperative conditions;
  • oncological pain;
  • withdrawal of pain syndrome with alcohol withdrawal;
  • radiculopathy.
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The drug in tablets is used for mild pain, with strong and moderate pain syndrome Ketorol is used in ampoules.

Equally, like many other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Ketorol has many side effects, among which the reaction of the drug to the gastric and intestinal mucosa is the first place. Which one?- up to a strong ulceration of these organs.

Of the other adverse events, patients noted:

  • the appearance of dizziness and headaches, drowsiness;
  • development of swelling of the face, fingers, feet;
  • manifestation of rash on the skin, hives, dermatoses;
  • decreased hearing, impaired visual function.

On the video review of the preparation Ketorol:

Compatibility of Ketorol and alcohol

Anesthesia Ketorol is compatible with alcohol - a very dangerous combination. The negative influence of Ketorol on the gastric mucosa is too great, while the use of alcohol only exacerbates the situation. Such a tandem can easily lead a person to the operating table, so the question of whether the substance can be taken together, immediately disappears.


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Against the backdrop of alcoholic intoxication, the duration of action of the drug as an analgesic is greatly reduced, in connection with which the patient will have to re-take the drug. And this increases the likelihood of an overdose of the drug and increases the risk of side effects.

It is not hard to imagine what burden it is to lay down on these organs when taking medication and alcohol together. Well, if all the organs at the time of such a combination are healthy, and if there are rudiments of the disease, but a person so far does not suspect? A toxic shock from such a tablet after ethanol is provided.

Consequences of

On the incompatibility of drugs and alcohol and their influence on each other, you can say as much as you want. Our man wants specifics - and what will happen if he drinks after taking the medicine?

After the combination, the following reactions may occur:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding, which can only be remedied by surgery.
  • Rapid development of any of the presented side effects - a sharp increase in pressure, severe tachycardia, loss of consciousness, pulmonary edema, laryngeal edema.
  • Unexpected return of the pain syndrome right at the height of a happy pastime.

The half-life of Ketorol from the body is 5 hours. Concerning that, through how many it will be possible to drink alcohol this period should make not less than 10 hours after the introduction of an anesthetic. And given the fact that the pain can return much earlier, probably it is better to repeat taking an analgesic than to drink a glass of wine.


Understanding how dangerous it is to combine alcohol with taking Ketorol, a reasonable person is unlikely to agree to participate in drinking on the background of taking an analgesic. Also, do not risk your health by taking pain medication after drinking alcohol. To stop the attack of pain in such situations, it is preferable to choose a less dangerous means.

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