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Acuvail

Generic Name: ketorolac ophthalmic (KEE toe ROLE ak)
Brand Names: Acular, Acular LS, Acular PF, Acuvail
Acuvail is used to treat pain and inflammation following cataract surgery. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Acuvail (ketorolac) ophthalmic solution is used to reduce swelling, pain, and burning or stinging after cataract surgery. Ketorolac is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Acuvail works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Acuvail may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Acuvail if you are allergic to ketorolac or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Before using Acuvail, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medications, or if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, diabetes, arthritis, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, or if you have had other recent eye surgeries. Learn more

Acuvail Side Effects

Acuvail Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about ketorolac ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Acuvail.

For the Consumer

Applies to ketorolac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, ketorolac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Acuvail) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ketorolac ophthalmic:

More common

  • Itching, redness, tearing, or other sign of eye irritation not present before use of this medicine or becoming worse during use
  • redness of the clear part of the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • swelling of the eye
  • tearing
  • throbbing pain

Rare

  • Blurred vision or other change in vision
  • eye irritation or redness

Some side effects of ketorolac ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Stinging or burning of the eye when medicine is applied

Rare

  • Dry eyes
  • headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ketorolac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most frequently reported side effects were transient stinging and burning on instillation.

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Intraocular pressure increased, conjunctival hyperemia, conjunctival hemorrhage, corneal edema, ocular pain, tearing, vision blurred, corneal infiltrates, ocular edema, iritis, ocular inflammation, ocular irritation, superficial keratitis, superficial ocular infection, conjunctivitis, ocular pruritus, keratic precipitates, retinal hemorrhage, cystoid macular edema, eye trauma, ptosis, blepharitis, photophobia, corneal lesion, glaucoma

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ulcerative keratitis, eye dryness, epiphora, corneal ulcer

Postmarketing reports: Corneal erosion, corneal perforation, corneal thinning, corneal melt, epithelial breakdown

Local

Very common (10% or more): Transient stinging (up to 40%), burning (up to 40%)

Common (1% to 10%): Local allergic reaction

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Respiratory

Postmarketing reports: Bronchospasm, asthma exacerbated

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Hypersensitivity reaction

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Acuvail (www.drugs.com/acuvail.html).