Acular; Acular LS; Acuvail
Acular; Acular LS; Apo-Ketorolac Ophthalmic; ratio-Ketorolac
- It is used to treat eye irritation due to allergies.
- It is used to treat swelling and pain after cataract surgery.
- If your child has an allergy to any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If your child is more than 24 weeks pregnant:
- Do not give this drug to your child if she is more than 24 weeks pregnant.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Tell the doctor if your child has an eye infection, eye injury, or will be having eye surgery.
- If your child has an eye wound or irritation that does not heal, talk to the doctor.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects your child.
- Do not give your child this drug for more than 2 weeks unless told to do so by your child’s doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Bleeding in the eye.
- Eye irritation.
- Blurred eyesight.
- For the eye only.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Have your child take out contact lenses while using this drug.
- Do not touch the container tip to your child’s eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt your child’s head back and drop drug into the eye.
- If more than 1 drug is being used in the same eye, use each drug at least 5 minutes apart.
- If your child had surgery on both eyes, do not use the same bottle for both eyes. Your child’s doctor may order 2 eye drop bottles, one for each eye. Make sure you do not mix the 2 bottles up.
- Each vial of drug is for one use only. Do not use a vial for more than 1 eye. Throw away any part not used after you give your child a dose.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.