Ketorolac - ophthalmic


Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Ketorolac is used to help prevent or relieve inflammation of the eyes that may occur after a surgery.

This medicine may also be used to relieve eye itching due to an allergy.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Ketorolac eye drops solution in the affected eye(s) exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To use the eye drop solution:
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the eye drops.
  2. Tilt your head slightly backwards. With the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Look upward and instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
  3. Close your eyes and do not blink for the next 30 seconds.
  4. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a clean tissue.
  5. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surface. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

If you have been given any other eye drops or medicines to be used together with Ketorolac, wait for at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.

Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.

Make sure you know how to use your eye drop. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Instill the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose to make up for a missed dose.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to Ketorolac or other similar medicines for pain and inflammation such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or aspirin.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • bleeding disorder
  • diabetes
  • asthma associated with NSAIDs or aspirin therapy
  • defects of the cornea (transparent front part of the eye)
  • complicated or repeated eye surgery
  • dry eye syndrome
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are wearing soft contact lenses, remove it before using Ketorolac eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.

If you are going to have an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine.
What side effects could I experience?
Ketorolac may temporarily cause blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly.

Other side effects may include any of the following: stinging or burning sensation, eye pain, inflammation or irritation, watery eyes, and headache.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Do not use Ketorolac with NSAIDs (medicines for pain and inflammation) e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, or aspirin.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid alcohol.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on ketorolac - ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2020 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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