Acuvail Ketorolac Tromethamine and/or alternatives
Acuvail 0.45%Manufacturer: Allergan Inc. Source Country : Canada
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Description of Acuvail
Acuvail has Ketorolac Tromethamine as its main ingredient, and it belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. The generic name of the drug is Ketorolac Ophthalmic, and it is available in the form of eye drops.
Indications & Dosage of Acuvail
Your doctor will recommend you to buy Acuvail eye drops to treat pain and inflammation following a cataract surgery. Acuvail works by decreasing the hormones that cause inflammation and pain in your body.
The treatment will start with 1 drop of Acuvail 24 hours before the actual cataract surgery and should be continued for up to 14 days postoperatively. Wash your hands thoroughly before using Acuvail eye drops. Do not use any contact lens that is not approved by your doctor, particularly during Acuvail treatment.
Side Effects & Interactions of Acuvail
Common side effects associated with Acuvail include:
- Blurred vision and tearing
- Change in vision, increased eye sensitivity to light
- Intense burning, itching or stinging of the eyes
- Redness, eye pain or watering
- Drainage or crusting from the eyes
- White patches on the eyes
- Corneal edema
- Intraocular pressure
- Conjunctival hyperemia or hemorrhage
- Ocular pain
Some patients with hypersensitivity may have increased risks of developing symptoms of an allergy. Such symptoms include facial swelling, hives, breathing problems and severe dizziness. You should stop using Acuvail immediately if you have any of these symptoms. Seek medical attention if needed.
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Acuvail if you are allergic to Ketorolac or any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the drugs you are taking at present, particularly a blood thinner like Coumadin or warfarin. Do not forget to inform him/her about other medications including prescription drugs, health supplements or herbal preparations, over-the-counter medicines, etc. you are using. Based on this information, your doctor will figure out whether Acuvail is the right drug for you or not, and what dosage should be prescribed to you.
Warnings & Precautions of Acuvail
Acuvail may cause keratitis. Epithelial breakdown, corneal erosion, corneal perforation, corneal ulceration or corneal thinning is reported in some susceptible patients who use NSAIDs in the long term. The patients with signs of corneal epithelial breakdown should instantly stop using Acuvail and seek immediate medical help.
Refrain from using Ketorolac drops during the last stages of pregnancy if you are expecting, as this drug can harm your unborn baby. Breastfeeding mothers should also not use this drug, as Acuvail can pass into breast milk and harm the nursing infant.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can cause prolonged bleeding owing to interference with thrombocyte accumulation. Ophthalmic NSAIDs may increase ocular tissue bleeding along with hyphemas when it is taken after an ocular surgery.
It is recommended that Acuvail drops be used with caution by patients who suffer from bleeding disorders or those who are taking other medications that may cause increased bleeding.