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Acuvail

Acuvail Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Acuvail (ketorolac tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain inflammation after cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery, and also to relieve eye itching caused by seasonal allergies. Common side effects include mild burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes; swollen or puffy eyelids, or headache.

The dose of Acuvail is to apply one drop to the affected eye twice daily beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery, and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. Acuvail may interact with blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Acuvail should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Acuvail (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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Acuvail in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 Acuvail (Ketorolac Tromethamine Ophthalmic Solution) »

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Acuvail FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Studies Experience

Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

The most common adverse reactions were reported in 1-6% of patients and included increased intraocular pressure, conjunctival hyperemia and/or hemorrhage, corneal edema, ocular pain, headache, tearing and vision blurred. Some of these reactions may be the consequence of the cataract surgical procedure.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Acuvail (Ketorolac Tromethamine Ophthalmic Solution) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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