ketorolac tromethamine (Acular, Acular LS, Acuvail)

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GENERIC NAME: Ketorolac tromethamine

BRAND NAME: Acular, Acular LS, Acuvail

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ketorolac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) similar to ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen, and many others. Ketorolac blocks prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins have many effects in the body including their role in pain and inflammation. In the eye prostaglandin is involved in inflammation, pain, and irritation due to allergies or mechanical injury. Ketorolac provides relief from pain and inflammation in the eyes. The FDA approved ketorolac eye drops in November 1992.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Ophthalmic Solution: 0.4%, 0.45%, 0.5%

STORAGE: Store Ketorolac eye drops between temperatures 5 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F), and protect from light.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Ketorolac tromethamine eye drops are used for allergic conjunctivitis (pink eye) and for the treatment of post-operative inflammation, pain, burning, and stinging after eye procedures such as cataract surgery and corneal refractory surgery.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014



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