Ketorolac Ophthalmic Dosage

This dosage information may not include all the information needed to use Ketorolac Ophthalmic safely and effectively. See additional information for Ketorolac Ophthalmic.

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Usual Adult Dose for Corneal Refractive Surgery

Corneal refractive surgery: 1 drop of the 0.4% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for up to 4 days.

Incisional refractive surgery: 1 drop of the 0.5% preservative-free solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for up to 3 days.

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

Post-cataract surgery:
1 drop of the 0.5% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and continuing for up to 14 days.
or
1 drop of the 0.45% solution into the affected eye(s) twice daily beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, and continued through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period.

Usual Adult Dose for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

1 drop of the 0.5% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Corneal Refractive Surgery

3 years or older:
Corneal refractive surgery: 1 drop of the 0.4% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for up to 4 days.

Incisional refractive surgery: 1 drop of the 0.5% preservative-free solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for up to 3 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

12 to 18 years:
Post-cataract surgery: 1 drop of the 0.5% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and continuing for up to 14 days.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

12 to 18 years: 1 drop of the 0.5% solution into the affected eye(s) 4 times a day.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for dosing related precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

OTHER COMMENTS:
Administration advice:
-The solution from one single-use vial should be used immediately after opening and the remaining vial contents should be discarded.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic medication is being used, the medicines should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Storage requirements: Store vials in the pouch, protected from light.

Patient advice:
-Patients should avoid allowing the tip of the vial to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface to prevent contamination of the solution by bacteria.

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