• Ocular allergy/inflammation

Acular Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Ketorolac tromethamine 0.5%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Pharmacological Class


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How Supplied

Soln (5mL)—1


Generic Availability


Acular Indications


Ocular itch due to seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Post-op inflammation after cataract extraction.

Acular Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<2yrs: not established. ≥2yrs: 1 drop 4 times daily. Post-op: begin 24hrs post-op and continue for 2 weeks.

Acular Contraindications

Not Applicable

Acular Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Acular Warnings/Precautions


Do not administer while wearing contacts. Risk of contamination (avoid contact with tip of the bottle). Bleeding tendencies. Complicated or repeat ocular surgeries. Corneal defects/denervation. Ocular surface diseases. Diabetes. Rheumatoid arthritis. May delay wound healing. Monitor cornea; discontinue immediately if corneal epithelial breakdown occurs. Hypersensitivity to aspirin. History of asthma. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Acular Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Acular Interactions


Concomitant topical steroids may increase risk of healing problems. May potentiate oral anticoagulants.

Acular Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Transient stinging/burning, conjunctival hyperemia, corneal infiltrates, headache, ocular edema, ocular pain; ocular inflammation/irritation, superficial keratitis or infections, allergic reactions, increased ocular bleeding (including hyphemas).

Acular Clinical Trials

See Literature

Acular Note

Not Applicable

Acular Patient Counseling

See Literature