Ketorolac (Into the eye)
Ophthalmologic Agent (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Ketorolac eye drops is used to treat itching caused by seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (an allergy that occurs at only certain times of the year). It is also used to treat swelling of the eye following cataract surgery. This medicine is a topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your caregiver will tell you how and when to use this medicine.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
After you put the drops in your eyes, you must wait at least 5 minutes before you use any other eye medicine.
After eye surgery: Use a separate bottle of medicine for each eye. You could spread an infection from one eye to the other if you use the same bottle for both eyes.
Do not use this medicine while you are wearing contact lenses.
Missed dose: Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to ketorolac.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you have a history of asthma or an allergic reaction to aspirin or other NSAID pain medicine. Also tell your doctor if you have a bleeding disorder, diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis. Tell your doctor about any eye problems or surgery you have had (such as corneal problems or dry eye syndrome).
This medicine might slow or delay healing.
If you hurt your eye, develop an eye infection, or need to have eye surgery, talk with your doctor right away. You may need to change your medicine or stop using it.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blurred vision, light sensitivity, pain, watery eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild burning or stinging in the eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Acular, Acular LS, Acular PF, Acuvail, Apo-Ketorolac, Ratio-Ketorolac
There may be other brand names for this medicine.