I didn't know Toradol was available in oral form either. I absolutely refuse to take an NSAID because of my Crohn's despite I've never had any GI bleeds.
On the other hand, I WAS given Toradol via IV in ER once (w/o my knowledge that it was an NSAID and w/o even being told what I was being given at the time). The injection stung like a .... so and so .. and I asked WHAT in the devil he was putting into my IV!!! That is when he told me Toradol and phenergan and that it was the phenergan that caused the stinging. HORSEPUCKIES!! I've had PLENTY of phenergan along w/demeral IV and IM thru the years and never had it sting!
It was only when I got home and checked that I found out that Toradol was an NSAID. I did find tho that doctors, nurses and hospitals are REALLY HIGH on Toradol finding it to be AS EFFECTIVE as narcotic pain relievers w/o the risks and side effects of the narcotic pain relievers. And I have to say it did work very well for me that ONE time.
It also became very clear as I researched the situation that it wasn't the Toradol or the phenergan that caused the pain at the IV site so much as it was that it was administered incorrectly. Both drugs are very capable of "burning" the veins and thus MUST BE DILUTED properly as well as administered PROPERLY which includes administering as far from the IV set site as possible and preferably into the IV fluid bag. Mine was administered just an inch or so from the IV set site in the first "port" of the IV.
As it turned out, not only did it sting painfully, it caused 4 areas of superficial thrombophlebitis in the wrist and lower arm (the IV was set at the "dummy" vein at the base of the thumb - so called because almost any dummy can hit that vein) AND a blood clot in the axillary vein in the shoulder/chest region.
Thus my one and only experience w/Toradol wasn't the most pleasant experience when all was said and done BUT - it was because of improper dilution and administration rather than the fault of the drug itself. Our hospital revised their rules of protocol regarding the administsration of both Toradol and phenergan as a result of my experience since I pushed the issue thru channels.
On the other hand, if THAT is what it can do when IMPROPERLY administered via IV WHAT can it do to your innards when taken orally? I'll pass, thank you.