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Acular LS

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/11/2017
Acular LS Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 2/5/2016

Acular LS (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve eye itching caused by seasonal allergies. Acular LS is also used to reduce swelling, pain, and burning or stinging after cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery. Acular LS is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary stinging or burning of the eyes for 1-2 minutes when applied, eye itching, eye redness, swollen or puffy eyelids, and headache.

The recommended dose of Acular LS ophthalmic solution is one drop four times a day in the operated eye as needed for pain and burning/stinging for up to 4 days following corneal refractive surgery. Acular LS may interact with blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Acular LS should be used only when prescribed during the first 6 months of pregnancy. Avoid use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to the potential for harm to a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Acular LS (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Acular LS Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • severe burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes;
  • eye pain, redness, or watering;
  • vision changes, increased sensitivity to light;
  • white patches on your eyes; or
  • crusting or drainage from your eyes.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes;
  • swollen or puffy eyelids; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Acular LS (Ketorolac Tromethamine Ophthalmic Solution)

Acular LS Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

The most frequently reported adverse reactions for ACULAR LS™ (ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solution) ophthalmic solution occurring in approximately 1 to 5% of the overall study population were conjunctival hyperemia, corneal infiltrates, headache, ocular edema and ocular pain.

The most frequent adverse events reported with the use of ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solutions have been transient stinging and burning on instillation. These events were reported by 20% - 40% of patients participating in these other clinical trials.

Other adverse events occurring approximately 1% - 10% of the time during treatment with ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solutions included allergic reactions, corneal edema, iritis, ocular inflammation, ocular irritation, ocular pain, superficial keratitis, and superficial ocular infections.

Clinical Practice: The following events have been identified during postmarketing use of ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solutions in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made The events, which have been chosen for inclusion due to either their seriousness, frequency of reporting, possible causal connection to topical ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic solutions or a combination of these factors, include corneal erosion, corneal perforation corneal thinning and epithelial breakdown (see PRECAUTIONS, General).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Acular LS (Ketorolac Tromethamine Ophthalmic Solution)

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