ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.4ml


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Ketorolac Tromethamine
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Drug Information for ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.4ml

What is ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION used for?

ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet/injection is used for the treatment of severe acute pain.

ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION eye drops are recommended for the management of post-operative eye pain and swelling.

ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION gel is used for pain relief following a procedure and also used to treat back pain, pain caused by kidney stones, and cancer pain.

ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION work?

ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Prostaglandins are the inflammatory mediators responsible for inflammation. ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION acts by inhibiting the action of hormones called prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation and pain. Ketorolac gel works by penetrating into skin layers and reducing the pain and inflammation.

How to use ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Instill one to two drops of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION into the conjunctival sac of the eyes.
  • Apply a thin layer of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION gel over the affected area and rub it gently.
  • ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION injection is administered into a vein or muscle, under the medical supervision.
  • Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet may include:

  • Lethargy
  • Epigastric pain
  • Coma

What are the drugs that interact with ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION?

Drugs that interact with ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Diclofenac
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Phenylephrine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION?

The following are the most common side effects of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet/injection:

  • Stomach upset
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Bloating
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation

The following are the most common side effects of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION eye drops:

  • Corneal infiltrates
  • Headache
  • Ocular oedema
  • Ocular pain

The following are the most common side effects of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION gel:

  • Skin redness, burning, itching, or peeling
  • Thinning of your skin

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet/injection.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet/injection.
  • Be cautious while using ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet/injection if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Notify the doctor if you experience any eye problems, such as itching or redness while using ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION eye drops.

What should you tell  your doctor before using  ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of skin disorders, heart, kidney, liver or respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify the doctor if you have any eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.

Frequently Asked Questions about ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION

  1. What are the overdose symptoms of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION eye drops?
  2. The overdose symptoms of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION eye drops include severe burning sensation, eye watering, white patches on the eyes, and drainage from the eyes.

  3. Is it safe to use ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet during breastfeeding?
  4. No. Avoid ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION during breastfeeding because the drug passes through breast milk and may harm the nursing infant.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet?
  6. Use of ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet may cause kidney impairment. Therefore, you must monitor your kidney function while using ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet.

  7. Is it safe to use tobacco while taking ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet?
  8. Regular use of tobacco with ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Therefore, you must avoid using tobacco while taking ACUVAIL OPTHALMIC SOLUTION tablet.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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