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Acular Medication - Uses & Side Effects

ketorolac ophthalmic
Pronunciation: kee TOE roe lak
Brand: Acular, Acular LS

Ketorolac ophthalmic is in a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Ketorolac eye solution helps relieve eye pain, inflammation, and light sensitivity after eye surgery. It may also be used to decrease eye inflammation or redness that caused by seasonal allergies. Generic ketorolac eye solution is not yet available.

Acular Dosage

  • For Itchy Eyes, the usual dose is 1 drop 4 times a day.
  • After Cataract Surgery, the usual dose is 1 drop 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after the operation and continuing for the first 2 weeks post surgery.

Uses of Acular

  • This medication is used to relieve itching of the eye(s) that may caused by seasonal allergies.
  • It is also used to prevent and treat inflammation of the eye(s) due to cataract removal.

Side Effects of Acular

Before taken Acular medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Acular. Side effects may include:

  • Temporary stinging
  • burning

Warnings and precautions before taking Acular

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history such as including bleeding disorders, previous eye surgery, certain eye diseases, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney disease, asthma, nasal polyps, any allergies - especially such as including aspirin/NSAID allergy.
  • Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or you are breast-feeding a baby.
  • Before taking ketorolac, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, celecoxib or if you have any other allergies.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Acular with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Acular with the other drugs. No interactions with Acular have been reported.

Overdose

There is no information on Acular overdose. But after taken Acular if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.


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