Navigation Links
NFL Docs Urge More Caution With Key Pain Med
Date:9/11/2012

TUESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- New recommendations by NFL team doctors suggest increased caution in the use of the pain reliever ketorolac tromethamine (Toradol) by professional football players.

Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Athletes have long taken NSAIDs for pain prevention and relief before, during and after competition. But the recommendations by a task force developed through the NFL Team Physicians Society suggests more careful use of ketorolac.

The recommendations are published in the September/October issue of the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

"Ketorolac has been used most frequently as an analgesic pain reliever following strains, sprains and overuse injuries. Our recommendations on its use in NFL players hopefully will help minimize the risk of complications and allow for all parties involved in the health of athletes to better understand, how, when and why to use ketorolac more effectively and safely," lead author Dr. Matthew Matava, president-elect of the NFL Team Physicians Society, said in a journal news release.

The recommendations on ketorolac indicate:

  • It should be given only under the direct supervision and order of a team physician.
  • It should not be used before competition as a means of reducing anticipated pain.
  • It should only be used in players diagnosed with an injury or condition who are listed on the teams' latest injury report.
  • It should be given in the lowest effective therapeutic dose and for no more than five days.
  • It should be given by mouth under typical circumstances.
  • It should not be given by intramuscular and intravenous injection except following an acute, game-related injury where significant bleeding is not expected.
  • It should not be taken concurrently with other NSAIDs.

More information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers a guide to the safe use of pain medicine.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, news release, Aug. 28, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Precautions for tick-borne disease extend beyond Lyme
2. Use Caution When Exercising in Hot Weather
3. Supplements and cancer prevention: A cautionary tale
4. Penn study cautions use of drugs to block niacin flush
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NFL Docs Urge More Caution With Key Pain Med
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply is ... of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that have ... Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root Extract ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment ... also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... preset to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... all fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. ... his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in ... to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... OAKLAND, N.J. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... in the design, development and manufacturing of collagen ... and regeneration announced today that Bill Messer ... Sales and Marketing to further leverage the growing ... surgery medical devices. Bill joins the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: