Ketorolac Tromethamine is the generic for the human ophthalmic solution, Acuvail. It is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) that decreases inflammation. It is often used to decrease inflammation and pain after eye surgeries and for pets with cataracts, but it can be used for a wide variety of eye disorders.
Ketorolac Opthalmic Solution is a non steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to treat:
Active Ingredients: Ketorolac Tromethamine
Dogs, Cats, Small Mammals:
Administer 1 drop per eye every 6 to 24 hours depending on the severity of the inflammation.
Administer 2-3 times daily over the two days prior to surgery, or for 2-3 doses just prior to surgery. Continue for several days post-surgery.
1 drop per eye every 12 hours. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, the response to the medication and if there are any adverse effects.
Note: It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
While generally safe and effective, Ketorolac should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the medication or to topical or systemic NSAIDs. Ketorolac should not be used in the presence of eye hemorrhage or clotting as there is the potential for increased bleeding due to it's effect on platelet aggregation. It can potentially increase bleeding tendencies during eye surgery when used preoperatively.
The concurrent use of topical NSAIDs with topical corticosteroids has been identified as a risk factor in humans for precipitating corneal problems.
Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
What dogs/cats should not take this medication:
Possible Side Effects:
Ketorolac tromethamine ophthalmic should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.