Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic

Acular Alternatives

(ketorolac eye drops)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic
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These medications are comparable to Acular (ketorolac eye drops) or used for similar purposes.

Acular
(ketorolac eye drops)

Cambia
(diclofenac)

Ilevro
(nepafenac)

Bromday
(bromfenac)

Relieves eye pain and irritation. Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) are a good choice, especially if you're recovering from eye surgery.Relieves pain and inflammation. Cambia (diclofenac) works well for pain and is available in many different forms. If you have a history of heart problems or stomach bleeds, it may not be the best choice.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Voltaren
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-31% worse vs. Acular
76%
-26% worse vs. Acular
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-45% worse vs. Acular
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Side effects
AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
  • Conjunctival hyperemia 5%
  • Corneal infiltrates 5%
  • Headache 5%
  • Ocular edema 5%
  • Ocular pain 5%
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  • Swelling 1%
  • Constipation 4%
  • Itching 1%
  • Gas 1%
  • Pain in limbs 2%
  • Indigestion 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Nevanac side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Nevanac »

We haven’t found good data for Prolensa side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Prolensa »
How it works
AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
Acular (Ketorolac Eye Drops) are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops. They stop your body from making chemicals that cause inflammation and pain in your eye.Cambia (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which relieves pain by reducing the inflammation in your body.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
  • Extraction Of Cataract Inflammatory Disorder Of The Eye Pain
  • Cataract Surgery
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    • History of heart problems
    • Taking Cambia (diclofenac) for a long period of time
    • History of stomach bleeding
    • Age 60 or older
    • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
    Detailed Cambia (diclofenac) risks & warnings »
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        Pregnancy

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

        Food
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        No food related info.
        • Take with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
        No food related info.No food related info.
        Kidneys and liver
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        No kidneys and liver related info.
        • Cambia (diclofenac) can damage your kidneys. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Cambia (diclofenac).
        • Can affect how your kidneys work.
        • Can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage.
        No kidneys and liver related info.No kidneys and liver related info.
        Pain
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        No pain related info.
        • Cambia (diclofenac) can cause stomach bleeding which can be dangerous. If you notice blood in your vomit or your stool has bright red blood or looks like black coffee grounds, or if you have pain in your stomach that doesn't go away, talk to your doctor right away.
        • Works well to relieve muscle ache and pain caused by inflammation.
        • May need to be taken two or three-times daily for maximum pain relief.
        No pain related info.No pain related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        • 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.
        • Works well to relieve muscle ache and pain caused by inflammation.
        • Minimal risk for addiction unlike narcotics.
        • Available in gel or powder packets if you have difficulty taking the pill.
        • Most forms are available as generic.
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        Downsides and risks
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        • 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.
        • Not for chronic, daily use because of increased side-effects.
        • May need to be taken two or three-times daily for maximum pain relief.
        • Can cause serious stomach problems like inflammation, ulcers, and bleeding.
        • Can raise your risk of having blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
        • Can lower kidney function or cause permanent kidney damage.
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        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        AcularVoltarenNevanacProlensa
        • 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.
        • Take with food or milk to prevent upset stomach.
        • Can cause stomach ulcers especially if you've had ulcers before.
        • Can thin your blood. Avoid taking this with other blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin unless your doctor says it's safe.
        • Don't use if you've recently had open heart surgery.
        • Can affect how your kidneys work.
        • Talk to your doctor if you're having trouble taking this medicine. It's available in other forms (gel, delayed-release pill, extended-release pill) that may have less side-effects.
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