Does Toradol show up on a drug test? 

Does Toradol show up on a drug test? 

No, Toradol (Ketorolac) does not show up on a drug test or cause a false positive result for any of the controlled substances or drugs of abuse. Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. 

Although there are some NSAIDs which are known for causing false positives, like high doses of Ibuprofen, Toradol is not included in them and there is no such case reported with a failed drug test on this medication (1). The drug itself is not a controlled substance and it does not get you high.

So, if you’re taking Toradol and your drug test is coming up, it is highly unlikely for you to fail the test. However, the probability of false positives also depends on the type of drug testing procedure you’re going for. 

Cheaper procedures like urine immunoassays – which are extremely common – are more prone to causing a false positive (1). 

However, more accurate and sensitive testing procedures like Gas Chromatography – Mass spectroscopy (GC-MS) are not commonly associated with this problem (2) 

Since these tests are really expensive, not everyone can afford them and most people go for urine immunoassays – despite the variable results. 

How is Toradol different from drugs that show up on a drug test? 

Unlike drugs that can show up on a drug test, Toradol is not typically included in standard drug screenings. Drug tests usually focus on detecting substances such as illegal drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, etc) or commonly abused prescription medications (Benzodiazepines, Amphetamines, etc). (3,4)

Toradol, on the other hand, is not a controlled substance, and it doesn’t produce the same effects as drugs that are commonly abused or sought after for recreational purposes. It works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that contribute to pain and inflammation (5)

When it comes to drug tests, they are designed to detect specific substances or classes of drugs. They typically target drugs that have the potential for abuse or can impair a person’s ability to perform certain tasks safely (3).

While Toradol can have side effects, including drowsiness or dizziness, it is not known to cause the same impairments or pose the same risks as drugs that are typically screened for (5).

Final words

To sum up, Toradol does not show up on a drug test. It’s not something standard drug tests focus on. However, it’s important to note that specific drug testing protocols may vary, so if you have concerns about a drug test, it’s always best to consult with the testing facility or your healthcare provider.

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