Ophthalmic drops, solution
KETOROLAC (kee toe ROLE ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This eye drop is used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery. It is also used to decrease swelling or redness caused by allergies.
Acuvail may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Remove contact lenses before use. Follow the directions on the prescription label. 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. Use 1 bottle for each eye after eye surgery in both eyes. Do not use the same bottle for both eyes. 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. For smaller, single-use vials, throw away each vial after use.
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 Acuvail contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Acuvail is only for you. Do not share Acuvail with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care provider as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions (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):
-burning or stinging after instilling the drops
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Acuvail . Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-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.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-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
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.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store this medicine at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light.
If single-use vials are supplied in foil pouches, store vials in the pouch with the pouch ends closed. For standard size vials, throw away any unused eye solution one month after opening. For smaller, single-use vials, throw away each vial after use.
Get rid of any unused medicine after the expiration date.
To get rid of medicines that are no longer needed or have expired:
-Take the medicine to a medicine take-back program. Check with your pharmacy or law enforcement to find a location.
-If you cannot return the medicine, ask your pharmacist or health care provider how to get rid of this medicine safely.