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(Ketorolac Eye Drops)

  • Eye drops
  • Eye pain
  • Cataract surgery
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
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Relieves eye pain and irritation.

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Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) are a good choice, especially if you're recovering from eye surgery.

  • Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) don't affect the pressure inside of your eye.
  • Side effects shouldn't last more than a few minutes.
  • The medication isn't absorbed into the rest of your body, so its effects are limited to the eye.
  • If there's a scratch or cut on your eye, Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) will slow down the healing process.
  • Can't be used in children 3 years or younger.
  • The most frequent side effects are stinging and burning.
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Side effects for Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops)

From clinical trials of Acular / Reduce ocular pain and burning/stinging after corneal refractive surgery 

  • Conjunctival hyperemiaConjunctival hyperemia5% for Ketorolac eye drops vs.0% for placebo
  • Corneal infiltratesCorneal infiltrates5% for Ketorolac eye drops vs.0% for placebo
  • HeadacheHeadache5% for Ketorolac eye drops vs.0% for placebo
  • Ocular edemaOcular edema5% for Ketorolac eye drops vs.0% for placebo
  • Ocular painOcular pain5% for Ketorolac eye drops vs.0% for placebo

What to expect when you take Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Don't use Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) while wearing contact lenses.
  • Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) can harm babies, so don't use them during late pregnancy.
  • Following eye surgery, the recommended dose is one drop four times a day for up to 4 days.
  • Can be used with other eye medications.
  • Wash your hands before and after using this medication.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits