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Acuvail is a prescription medication used to treat eye pain and inflammation following cataract surgery. The active ingredient, Ketorolac Tromethamine. Ketorolac is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by blocking the production of certain natural substances that cause pain and inflammation in the body. By reducing these chemicals, Acuvail helps to alleviate eye pain and inflammation following cataract surgery.
Use and Dosage
Acuvail is available in the form of eye drops and is typically prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor will direct you to apply Acuvail Eye Drops to the affected eye(s), usually twice daily. Begin application one day before surgery and continue on the day of surgery. Then, continue to apply the drops for two weeks after surgery as directed. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and avoid exceeding the recommended dosage. If you experience any unusual side effects or symptoms, contact a doctor as soon as possible.
To use Acuvail (Ketorolac) eye drops, follow these instructions:
- Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
- Tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket.
- Hold the dropper directly over the eye and squeeze one drop into the pocket. Do not let the tip of the dropper touch your eye or any other surface.
- Close your eye and gently press your finger against the inner corner of your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. This helps to prevent the medication from draining into your tear duct and being absorbed by other parts of your body.
- If you need to use drops in both eyes, repeat these steps with the other eye.
- Wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops.
Use Acuvail as directed by a doctor and not to exceed the recommended dosage. If you experience any unusual side effects or symptoms, contact a doctor as soon as possible.
Common Side Effects of Acuvail (Ketorolac):
- Eye pain
- Eye redness
- Eye scratchiness
- Feeling of something being in your eye
- Sensitivity of eyes to light
- Temporary blurred vision when drops are instilled
- Temporary stinging or burning of eye when drops are instilled
Serious Side Effects of Acuvail (Ketorolac):
- Continued blurred vision or vision changes
- Continued eye pain or burning
- Decreased vision
- Shortness of breath and/or worsening of asthma symptoms
- Swelling of the eye
- Swelling of the eyelid
Forms and Strength
Acuvail (Ketorolac) is available in the following forms and strength:
Acuvail: Vials (Eye Drops)
- Acuvail should not be used in patients with a history of asthma, rhinitis, or allergic reactions to aspirin or other NSAIDs, as these patients may be at an increased risk for an allergic reaction.
- Acuvail should be used with caution in patients with bleeding tendencies, as it may increase the risk of bleeding.
- Acuvail should be used with caution in patients with prior or current gastrointestinal ulcers or bleeding, as it may increase the risk of a gastrointestinal bleed.
- Acuvail may interact with other medications, including blood thinners and other NSAIDs. Consult with a doctor and carefully review the warnings and precautions related to Acuvail before using it.
- Acuvail should not be used for more than two weeks.
- Acuvail may cause corneal thinning or perforation, particularly in patients with a history of corneal defects.
- Acuvail may cause blurred vision and dizziness, which may impair the ability to drive or operate machinery.
- Patients should wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops.
- Acuvail should be used with caution in patients with renal impairment. Speak with a doctor and carefully review all the possible side effects and warnings associated with Acuvail before using it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What should I do if I miss a dose of Acuvail?
If you miss a dose of Acuvail, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Can I wear contact lenses while using Acuvail?
Patients should avoid wearing contact lenses while using Acuvail.
How should I store Acuvail?
Acuvail should be stored at room temperature and away from light and moisture. Patients should not store Acuvail in the refrigerator or freezer.
How long can I use Acuvail?
Acuvail should not be used for more than two weeks.
It's important to purchase Acuvail from verified Canadian pharmacy.