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Acular

No Prescription

A preservative-free formulation (Acular PF) is prescribed to reduce pain and light-sensitivity following operations to correct vision.
Acular belongs to the class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Acular may have to be discontinued.
Acular relieves the itchy eyes brought on by seasonal allergies.
Acular sometimes causes an inflammation of the cornea (the clear tissue over the pupil of the eye).
Acular sometimes causes an inflammation of the cornea (the clear tissue over the pupil of the eye).
Doctors prescribe it to reduce inflammation after cataracts have been removed from the eyes.
If you develop these problems, see your doctor immediately.
If you develop these problems, see your doctor immediately. Acular may have to be discontinued.
This can lead to a sight-threatening breakdown of the cornea.
This can lead to a sight-threatening breakdown of the cornea.
Warning signs may include sensitivity to light and a sensation like a foreign body in the eye.
Warning signs may include sensitivity to light and a sensation like a foreign body in the eye.

Side Effects

Acular side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:

More common side effects may include:
- Temporary stinging and burning when the drops are applied;

Less common side effects may include:
- Inflammation of the eye or iris;
- Headaches;
- Eye infections;
- Dry eyes;
- Corneal swelling or inflammation;
- Corneal breakdown or ulcers;
- Blurry vision;
- Allergic reactions;

Contraindications

Acular is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you tend to bleed easily or are taking a blood thinning medication;
- If you use acular for more than 1 day prior to surgery or more than 14 days afterwards;
- If you've ever had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient ketorolac (found in the painkiller toradol);

Interactions

Do not take Acular with any of the following drugs:
No interactions with Acular have been reported.

Dosage

ACULAR PF

After Corrective Surgery

The usual dose is 1 drop 4 times a day for up to 3 days after the operation.

ACULAR

After Cataract Surgery

The usual dose is 1 drop 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after the operation and continuing for the first 2 weeks post surgery.

Itchy Eyes

The usual dose is 1 drop 4 times a day.

Overdose

However, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences.
If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
There is no information on Acular overdose.
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