Acuvail (Ketorolac) is an ophthalmic solution that is used to treat pain and inflammation after a cataract surgery. This medication belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). Acuvail works by blocking certain natural substances in your body to reduce the pain and swelling.
We currently have the brand from Canada manufactured by Allergan. There is no generic available for this medication. It may come from other countries around the world.
Call your doctor immediately if you have a serious side effect such as:
Crusting or drainage from your eyes;
Eye pain, redness, or watering;
Severe burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes;
Vision changes, increased sensitivity to light;
White patches on your eyes
Less serious side effects may include:
Mild burning, itching or stinging of your eyes;
Swollen or puffy eyelids
Do not use Acuvail if you are allergic to ketorolac or other NSAIDs. Acuvail is usually given 24 hours before cataract surgery and continued for up to 14 days after surgery. Using the medication for longer than prescribed may increase the risk of serious side effects on your eyes. Store Acuvail at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Inform your doctor about all other medications you use, especially a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin).