Anaphylactic reaction after intravenous injection of ketorolac for colicky pain: a case report and literature review

Authors

  • Susmin Karki Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal
  • Gentle Sunder Shrestha Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal
  • Sushil Kumar Yadav Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal
  • Ravi Shah Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal
  • Saurav Agrawal Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal
  • Asmita Parajuli Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v12i1.56679

Keywords:

Anaphylaxis, ketorolac, NSAIDs

Abstract

A 26-year male came to the emergency department complaining of left flank pain. On examination, the patient was afebrile with stable vitals. With clinical features, lab investigations, and ultrasonographic findings, a diagnosis of left hydroureteronephrosis was made. He was managed with intravenous ketorolac 30mg, after which he developed an anaphylactic reaction, and the patient was contained in the red area of the emergency. Anaphylactic reaction to intravenous ketorolac is rarely reported. Ketorolac is one of the common drugs used in pain management in acute care settings; health professionals should be aware of the possible complication in the form of an anaphylactic reaction, which is rare yet potentially fatal.

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Author Biography

Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Nepal

Department of Critical Care Medicine

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Published

2023-07-15

How to Cite

Karki, S., Shrestha, G. S., Yadav, S. K., Shah, R., Agrawal, S., & Parajuli, A. (2023). Anaphylactic reaction after intravenous injection of ketorolac for colicky pain: a case report and literature review. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine, 12(1), 12–14. https://doi.org/10.3126/jaim.v12i1.56679

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Case Reports