Learn About Acular Eye Drops Uses, and Side Effects
This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent used to treat itchy eyes and swelling caused by seasonal allergies. It also may be used to relieve eye swelling following cataract surgery.
Warning: Do not use this medicine if you have allergy to any ingredient in acular drops such as Ketorolac trometamol, benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, octoxinol 40, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH) and purified water.
Avoid to use without doctor consultation if you are:
- pregnant or having plan to become pregnant
- suffering other eye problem
- suffering any bleeding problems, asthma, diabetes and nasal polyps
- having allergic reaction to aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and celecoxib
- having allergy to medicines and foods
- taking any other medicine
There is usually no side effect after using Acular Eye drops. However, the most common side effects could be:
- temporary stinging
- temporary burning of the eyes
- throbbing pain
- swelling of the eyes
- blurred vision - Rare Side Effect
- eye irritation or redness - Rare Side Effect
Product Code: 1317
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.