Acular LS 0.4%(Ketorolac Tromethamine)
Acular LS Drug Information
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Acular LS Overview
Acular LS 0.4% is used to relieve eye pain, burning, and stinging following a certain type of corrective eye surgery (corneal refractive surgery). Ketorolac belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking certain natural substances in your body to reduce pain and swelling.
How to Use Acular LS
Apply Acular LS 0.4% to the operated eye(s) as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times daily as needed. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Acular LS 0.4% should not be used while wearing contact lenses. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. Acular LS 0.4% is usually used for up to 4 days after eye surgery or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply Acular LS 0.4% more often than prescribed or continue using it for longer than directed by your doctor. Prolonged use of ketorolac eye drops (more than 2 weeks) may increase the risk of very serious side effects of the eye. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Acular LS Precautions
Before using ketorolac, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin, other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. Acular LS 0.4% may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Acular LS 0.4%, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,asthma, aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), bleeding problems, previous eye surgery, other eye problems (e.g., dry eye syndrome, corneal problems), diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, nasal polyps. Your vision may be temporarily unstable after applying Acular LS 0.4%. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Before using Acular LS 0.4%, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the benefits and risks (such as miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, Acular LS 0.4% should be used only when clearly needed. It is not recommended for use during the first and last trimesters of pregnancy due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery. It is unknown if Acular LS 0.4% passes into breast milk, but it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Acular LS Misdose
If you have been instructed to use Acular LS 0.4% on a regular schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Acular LS Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.corticosteroid drugs (e.g., prednisone), other eye medications (e.g., corticosteroid eye drops). Acular LS 0.4% may increase the risk of bleeding when used with other drugs that also may cause bleeding. Examples include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin, among others. Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen). These drugs are similar to ketorolac and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should continue taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Acular LS Side Effects
What are Acular LS side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Acular LS may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Acular LS as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Acular LS
The side effects of Acular LS may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Acular LS. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Acular LS may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Acular LS, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Acular LS.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Acular LS, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Acular LS and the side effects associated with Acular LS are described in the following:
Common Acular LS Side Effects
- blurred vision
- headache disorder
- ocular pain
- ocular hypertension
- conjunctival hemorrhage
- conjunctival hyperemia
- infiltrate of cornea
Less Frequent Acular LS Side Effects
- ocular redness
- ocular irritation
- ocular itching
- contact dermatitis
- skin rash
Rare or Very Rare Acular LS Side Effects
- corneal erosion
- ocular hemorrhage
- bronchospastic pulmonary disease
- impaired wound healing
- corneal ulcer
- asthma exacerbation
- perforation of cornea
- corneal edema
- corneal dystrophy
Acular LS Storage
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Discard Acular LS 0.4% if it changes color, becomes cloudy, or develops particles. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Acular LS 0.4% when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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