ACUVAIL Rx

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ACUVAIL

Ocular allergy/inflammation
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Ketorolac tromethamine 0.45%; oph soln; preservative-free.

Company:

Allergan

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Indications for ACUVAIL:

Ocular pain and inflammation after cataract surgery.

Adult:

1 drop in the affected eye twice daily beginning 1 day prior to surgery, continue on day of surgery and through first 2 weeks post-op. Concomitant other topical ophthalmics (eg, alpha-agonists, beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, cycloplegics, mydriatics): administer at least 5 minutes apart.

Children:

Not established.

Warnings/Precautions:

Do not administer while wearing contacts. Aspirin/NSAID sensitivity. Asthma. Bleeding tendencies. Complicated or repeated ocular surgeries. Corneal defects/denervation. Ocular surface diseases. Diabetes. Rheumatoid arthritis. May delay wound healing. Monitor cornea; discontinue if corneal epithelial breakdown occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C): avoid in late pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant topical steroids may increase potential for healing problems.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID.

Adverse Reactions:

Increased intraocular pressure, conjunctival hyperemia and/or hemorrhage, corneal edema, ocular pain, headache, tearing, blurred vision; keratitis, increased ocular bleeding (including hyphemas).

How Supplied:

Single-use vials (0.4mL)—30

ACUVAIL 30 single-use vials of 0.45% cartons (Qty:1)

appx. price $292.00