Acular

(Ketorolac eye drops)

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Relieves eye pain, itching, and inflammation.

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Our bottom line

Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) is a good choice to help bring down inflammation and pain, especially if you're recovering from eye surgery, but it must be used 4 times a day.

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  • Price before coupon
    $45.36
  • Lowest price with coupon
    $18.51
    59% savings
Quick facts about Acular
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketorolac eye drops)

Upsides

  • Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) won't affect your eye pressure, which is a concern for people with glaucoma.
  • Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) is well tolerated with minimal side effects.
  • The medication isn't absorbed into the rest of your body, so its effects are limited to the eye.
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Downsides

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How it works

Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye drop. They stop your body from making chemicals that cause inflammation and pain in your eye.

Quick facts about Acular
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketorolac eye drops)

Used for

  • Post operative inflammation
  • Allergy-related itchy eyes
  • Cystoid macular edema

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) for Post-operative inflammation or Allergy-related itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Temporary eye pain or burning
  • Allergic reactions
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye swelling
  • Eye inflammation
  • Superficial eye infections
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Side effect rates for Acular (Ketorolac eye drops)

  • Temporary eye pain or burning
    40%40%
  • Allergic reactions
    5%5%
  • Eye swelling
    5%5%
  • Iris infection
    5%5%
  • Eye inflammation
    5%5%
  • Eye irritation
    5%5%
  • Corneal inflammation
    5%5%
  • Superficial eye infections
    5%5%
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Risks and Warnings for Acular (Ketorolac eye drops)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Concurrent injuries

    Acular (Ketorolac eye drops) can slow down your healing processes if you have any type of injury. Let your doctor know if you currently have any type of injury.