ketorolac tromethamine (Acular, Acular LS, Acuvail)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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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.

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.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

REFERENCE: Ketorolac FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/29/2015
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