Acular Eye Drops (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) 0.5% belongs to the class of ocular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs). ()-5-Benzoyl-2, 3-dihydro-1H pyrrolizine-1-carboxylic acid compound with 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (1:1) is its chemical name.
Each mL of ACULAR® ophthalmic solution comprises the following ingredients: 0.5% ketorolac tromethamine is the active ingredient. Benzalkonium chloride (0.01%) as a preservative. To alter the pH, inactive include edetate disodium 0.1%, nonoxynol 40, filtered water, sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid, and/or sodium hydroxide.
Why is Acular Eye Drop recommended?
When allergies are to blame for your itchy eyes, Acular (Ketorolac ophthalmic) can help relieve the discomfort. During the year, the average number of people in the country. During the year, the average number of people in the country. Ketorolac ophthalmic belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication class. It works by preventing the release of chemicals responsible for allergic symptoms and inflammation.
What is the best way to use Acular Eye Drop?
Acular is available in the form of eye drops. One drop is usually administered to the afflicted eyes four times daily for allergy symptoms. One drop is allocated to the afflicted Eye four times daily for two weeks commencing 24 hours following surgery to reduce inflammation. Read the instructions on your prescription label exactly, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any parts you need help understanding. Ketorolac ophthalmic should be used exactly as indicated.
Continue taking ketorolac ophthalmic to treat itchy eyes caused by allergies until you are no longer exposed to the substance causing your symptom, allergy season is past, or your doctor tells you to stop.
Special precautions for oculars
Before using Acular eyedrops…
- If you have an allergy to aspirin, ketorolac ophthalmic, or any other drugs, be sure to inform your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants (“blood thinners”) like warfarin (Coumadin); aspirin; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), ibuprofen.
- If you have cardiac, kidney, or liver illness and are bleeding excessively, tell your doctor.
- If you wear soft contact lenses, tell your doctor. While wearing soft contact lenses, you should not take ketorolac ophthalmic.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- Use caution when driving or using machinery because the drops may cause your eyesight to blur.
What should I do if I miss an Acular dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you realize you forgot. If the following amount is approaching, skip the missing dose and resume your regular dosing regimen. Do not take the same quantity to compensate for a missing one.
What side effects can Acular cause?
Although ketorolac ophthalmic adverse effects are uncommon, they might occur. Inform your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or persistent:
- Eye stinging and burning
- Hazy vision
- Transient stinging
When applied, it causes burning or irritation of the eyes for 1-2 minutes.
Additional Acular side effects include:
- eye redness
- swollen or puffy eyelids
Inform your doctor if you experience any of the following unlikely but macular severe adverse effects:
- eye swelling,
- eye discharge
- vision changes
- eye pain
- bleeding inside the Eye.
How do I store Acular?
Keep this medication in its original container, correctly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and damp environments (not in the bathroom). Put away any medication that is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist about how to properly dispose of your prescription.
What else should I be aware of?
Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.
You should not share your prescription drugs with other people. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your prescription refill, don’t hesitate to ask your pharmacist.