Acular Generic Name & Formulations
Ketorolac tromethamine 0.5%; oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.
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 Boxed Warnings
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.
Concomitant topical steroids may increase risk of healing problems. May potentiate oral anticoagulants.
Acular 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).
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