Generic drug of the therapeutic class: Ophthalmology
active ingredients: Ketorolac
Dropper bottle of 5 ml
Prevention and treatment of ocular inflammation in the immediate aftermath of cataract surgery with or without implant placement.
Dosage ACULAR 0.5% Eye drops 5 ml dropper bottle
- In adults : The recommended dosage is 1 or 2 drops of ACULAR 0.5 PERCENT, eye drops, every 6 or 8 hours for 21 days, beginning instillations 24 hours before surgery.
- Use in children :
The safety and effectiveness of this medicine for children under 15 years have not been established.
The use of this medication is not recommended for children under 15 years of age.
Administration mode :
Instil a drop of eye drops into the lower conjunctival sac of the eye to be treated by pulling the lower eyelid slightly down and looking upward.
- Hyper-sensitivity to one of the compounds.
- This medication is contraindicated in case of a history of asthma or allergy triggered by ketorolac tromethamine or other substances of similar activity such as aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) .
- This drug is contraindicated from the 6th month of pregnancy: during the 3rd trimester, all prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors may expose the fetus to cardiopulmonary toxicity (pulmonary hypertension with premature closure of the ductus arteriosus), renal dysfunction up to kidney failure with oligohydramnios; the mother and the child, at the end of pregnancy, to a possible lengthening of the bleeding time. The prescription of AlNS is contraindicated from the 6th month.
NOT RECOMMENDED :
- Use in children: the safety and efficacy of this medicine in children under 15 years have not been established. The use of this drug is not recommended in children under 15 years (see dosage).
- Breast-feeding: As NSAIDs pass into breast milk, it is not recommended to administer them to women who are breastfeeding.
- Associations advised against : other NSAIDs (including aspirin in high doses); oral anticoagulants; heparins in curative doses or in the elderly; lithium; methotrexate (used at doses greater than 15 mg / week).
Adverse effects Acular
Adverse reactions reported in clinical studies are those usually occurring in this type of surgery.
- Occasionally, there have been occasional tingling and burning sensations during instillation.
- Minor eye irritation symptoms have also been reported.
- Postoperatively, patients received up to 2 drops of eye drops in each eye every 6 or 8 hours. At this posology, none of the systemic effects due to NSAIDs or ketorolac tromethamine were observed.