What is Acular?
KETOROLAC? is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eye solution is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to decrease swelling or redness caused by allergies.
What should my health care professional know before I take Acular?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- bleeding problems
- contact lenses
- diabetes mellitus
- dry eye syndrome, other eye problems, or recent eye surgery
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ketorolac, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this Acular?
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Remove contact lenses before use. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose of Acular?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What may interact with Acular?
- corticosteroid eye drops or ointments such as dexamethasone
- medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while taking Acular?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your eye symptoms do not get better within 2 to 3 days. Do not use for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional.
You should not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine, unless your doctor or health care professional tells you to.
What side effects may I notice from Acular?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- bleeding in the white part of your eye
- sores in the eye or eye irritation that gets worse
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- blurred vision
- burning or stinging after instilling the drops
- dry eyes
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Where can I keep Acular?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store this medicine at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused eye solution one month after opening.