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Description

Acular LS (Ketorolac) is a medication used relief of itchy eyes, most times caused by seasonal allergies but can be caused by a number of factors. It is also used after cataract surgery, to help reduce the swelling that occurs afterwards. This medication is made up of one active ingredient, ketorolac, and belongs to a class of drugs referred to as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

This drug acts like a bodyguard in your body by blocking certain natural substances in your body that cause the discomfort and swelling, which results in reducing of the irritating symptoms.

Acular LS eye drops are available in 0.40% strength in 5, 10, and 15ml bottles.

Directions

Follow directions given by your doctor.

Most people use Acular LS every 4-6 hours equaling an average of 2 -4 times per day.

To apply the eye drops:

Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.

Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed. If you use more than one drop, wait about 5 minutes between drops and wait an extra 10 minutes if you are using another type of eye medication as well.

Cautions

Tell your doctor if you are taking or plan to take pentoxifylline (Pentoxil) or probenecid (Probalan, in Col-Probenecid) as well as what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Also mention if you have ever had heart failure or plan on becoming pregnant.

This medication may cause drowsiness and driving a vehicle should only be done once you know the effects this medication has on you.

Do NOT breastfeed if you are on Acular LS.

This medication can cause kidney failure, ulcers, bleeding, and/or holes in the stomach and intestines.

Tell your doctor if you plan on having surgery.

Side Effects

Call your doctor at once if you have:

severe burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes; a wound that will not heal; eye pain, redness, or watering; vision changes, increased sensitivity to light; white patches on your eyes; or crusting or drainage from your eyes.

Common side effects may include:

mild eye pain, stinging, or redness; blurred vision; watery eyes;

Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. If you have any signs showing that you are having an allergic reaction, seek medical attention immediately.

 

FAQs

What is Acular LS?

This medication is generally used to relieve eye pain, burning sensations, and stinging following a certain type of eye surgery called corneal refractive surgery. Ketorolac belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). When taken, it begins to work by blocking out natural substances within your body to reduce any pain and swelling you may be affected by. This medication comes in the singular strength of 0.40%. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.