Acular,   (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing (post surgical) 1 drop qid in the operated eye for up to 3 days after surgery.
Dosing (allergy) 1 drop qid
Chem Specs ketorolac tromethamin 0.5%
Quantities 5ml
Cost 72.80/5ml
Class NSAID   (Non-selective COX inhibitor.)
Action Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis. So reduces pain and vasopermeability.
Usage Indicated for ocular pain and photophobia following incisional refractive surgery.
Used for temporary relief of itch of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
Epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration or
corneal perforation possible in susceptible patients.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in the formulation. Possible cross-sensitivity
to acetylsalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives, and other nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory agents.
Pediatric use > age 2
Pregnancy Category C. Dystocia and increased pup mortality in rats when administered at 300x normal
human ophthalmic dose. Prostaglandin-inhibiting drugs damage the fetal heart when used late in pregnancy.
(PF = Preservative Free discontinued)  Remove contact lenses. Typically used instead of
pressure patch and cycloplegia to control pain of corneal abrasion. All topical nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may slow or delay healing.
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