ketorolac tromethamine (Acular, Acular LS, Acuvail) (cont.)

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Allergic conjunctivitis: Adults and children 2 years and older: Instill 1 drop into affected eye(s) 4 times a day

Post-operative inflammation: Adults and children 2 years and older: Instill 1 drop into operative eye(s) 2 times a day starting 1 day before surgery and continue for 4 weeks when using Acuvail. For Acular, instill 1 drop into operative eye(s) 4 times a day starting 24 hours after procedure and continuing for 2 weeks.

Safe and effective use of Ketorolac is not established for children under 2 years of age.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Ketorolac should not be used with other NSAID eye drops due to risks of increased bleeding and delayed healing.

Ketorolac should be used with caution with steroid-containing eye drops due to increased likelihood of infections.

Ketorolac should be used with caution in patients who bleed easily or patients receiving blood thinners.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on Ketorolac to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether Ketorolac enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of Ketorolac are burning and stinging of eyes, corneal edema, inflammation and irritation, eye infection, dryness, visual disturbances, and headache.

REFERENCE: Ketorolac FDA Prescribing Information.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014


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