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Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution

Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution

General Information

Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine) is used temporarily to relieve itching eyes. It is caused by seasonal allergies. This is also used to treat and prevent eye swelling due to a certain type of eye surgery or cataract removal. This comes in 3 strengths;

  • 45% and 0.5% are used for the relief and prevention of eye inflammation from the cataract surgery.
  • 4% is for the relief of burning, tearing, eye pain, stinging, and the feeling that there is something in the eye after corrective laser eye surgery.

Why use Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine)?

Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine) belongs to the class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is for post-surgical inflammation following cataract extraction.  Acular is a racemic mixture. It is white to off-white crystalline substance. It comes in three crystalline forms and all of which are equally soluble in water. This medication has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You can buy this here at its very affordable price. 

How does Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine) work?

Ketorolac and Tromethamine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It demonstrates anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic activity. The works of this depends on its ability to inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis. 

How to use Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine)?

The recommended dose for adults is 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye/s. It is given usually 4 times a day. Wash your hands first before applying. To avoid infection, do not let it touch your eye or touch the tip of the dropper.  If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait for at least 5 minutes before applying it.

What are the side-effects of Acular (Ketorolac Tromethamine)?

  • Eye redness
  • Headache
  • Vision changes
  • Severe dizziness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Allergic reaction (rash, itching, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat)
  • Temporarily stinging or burning of your eye for 1-2 minutes after applying

If these side effects persist or worsen, call your doctor right away.

Warning and Precautions

  • Do not share with others who have the same condition as yours.
  • Do not use this past the expiration date.
  • If you are using contact lenses, remove it first before applying eye dropper.
  • Tell to your doctor if you have medical history especially previous eye surgery or other eye problems.
  • If you are pregnant, this is only used when clearly needed.
  • Your vision may be temporarily unstable. Avoid driving or using machinery until your vision is already stable.
  • Keep this away from the heat.