Acular (Ketorolac) is a prescription medication used to prevent and relieve eye inflammation in adults after eye surgery, including cataract or corneal refractive surgery. The drug relieves eye itching caused by seasonal allergies. The active ingredient in Acular is Ketorolac. Ketorolac belongs to the class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that produces prostaglandins. The drug relieves pain and inflammation by reducing the production of prostaglandins.
We currently offer the brand Acular from Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand manufactured by Allergan in the strength of 0.5%/5 ml, and 0.5%/10 ml eye drops. The generic Ketorolac comes from Canada by a generic manufacturer.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Acular. The most common side effects of Acular may include the following:
• Blurred vision;
• Eye itching;
• Swollen or puffy eyelids;
• Temporary stinging;
• Watery eyes
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects, including:
• Bleeding inside the eye;
• Breathing difficulties;
• Eye discharge;
• Eye pain;
• Severe burning or stinging;
• Severe dizziness
These are not all of the side effects of Ketorolac. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Acular if you are allergic to Ketorolac, any ingredient in Acular, or other NSAIDs. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant;
• Have asthma, especially after using NSAIDs;
• Have bacterial or viral eye infection;
• Have diabetes;
• Have dry eye syndrome;
• Have glaucoma;
• Have had previous eye surgery;
• Have nasal polyps;
• Have rheumatoid arthritis
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Acular and other medicines, including corticosteroid drugs like prednisone, blood thinners like warfarin, and other eye medications. Acular is not safe for use in children. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant. You should not use Ketorolac when pregnant unless your doctor recommends it. It is unknown if Acular passes into breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment. Do not drive or use machinery when using Acular. The drug may cause temporary blurred vision. Remove contact lenses before using this medication and put them back after 15 minutes of using Ketorolac. Ketorolac may cause eye irritation. Use Acular and other medicines as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Store Acular below 250C (770F). Do not use Ketorolac if the tamper-proof seal is broken.
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