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Acuvail (ketorolac ophthalmic) Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Acuvail (ketorolac ophthalmic):

Major

Nsaids (Includes Acuvail) ↔ Asthma

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Asthma

Approximately 10% of patients with asthma may have aspirin-sensitive asthma, characterized by nasal polyposis, pansinusitis, eosinophilia, and precipitation of asthma and rhinitis attacks after ingestion of aspirin. The use of aspirin in these patients has been associated with severe bronchospasm and fatal anaphylactoid reactions. Since cross-sensitivity has been noted between aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), therapy with any NSAID should be avoided in asthmatic patients with a history of aspirin or other NSAID sensitivity, and administered cautiously in all patients with preexisting asthma. Prior to initiating therapy with NSAIDs, patients should be questioned about previous allergic-type reactions to these agents. Salicylate salts, salsalate, salicylamide, and acetaminophen may be appropriate alternatives in patients with a history of NSAID-induced bronchospasm, since cross-sensitivity to these agents appears to be low. However, cross-sensitivity has been demonstrated occasionally with high dosages of these agents (e.g., acetaminophen >= 1000 mg), thus it may be appropriate to initiate therapy with low dosages and increase gradually. There is some evidence suggesting that COX-2 inhibitors may be safely used in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma, although the labeling for these products contraindicate such use. If necessary, aspirin desensitization may also be attempted in some patients under medical surveillance.

References

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  11. "Product Information. Vioxx (rofecoxib)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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  13. Szczeklik A, Stevenson DD "Aspirin-induced asthma: Advances in pathogenesis and management." J Allerg Clin Immunol 104 (1999): 5-13
  14. Haddow GR, Riley E, Isaacs R, McSharry R "Ketorolac, nasal polyposis, and bronchial asthma: a cause for concern." Anesth Analg 76 (1993): 420-2
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  21. "Product Information. Bextra (valdecoxib)." Pharmacia Corporation, Peapack, NJ.
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  23. Lee TH "Mechanism of bronchospasm in aspirin-sensitive asthma." Am Rev Respir Dis 148 (1993): 1442-3
  24. "Product Information. Daypro (oxaprozin)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
  25. Dahlen B, Szczeklik A, Murray HH "Celecoxib in patients with asthma and aspirin intolerance." N Engl J Med 344 (2000): 142
  26. Lee TH "Mechanism of aspirin sensitivity." Am Rev Respir Dis 145 (1992): s34-6
  27. Ayres JG, Fleming DM, Whittington RM "Asthma death due to ibuprofen." Lancet 05/09/87 (1987): 1082
  28. "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
  29. "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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  31. Shapiro N "Acute angioedema after ketorolac ingestion - report of case." J Oral Maxillofac Surg 52 (1994): 626-7
  32. "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
  33. "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
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  35. "Product Information. Orudis (ketoprofen)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
  36. "Product Information. Nalfon (fenoprofen)." Xspire Pharma, Ridgeland, MS.
  37. Woessner KM, Simon RA, Stevenson DD "The safety of celecoxib in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma." Arthritis Rheum 46 (2002): 2201-6
  38. "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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Moderate

Ophthalmic Nsaids (Includes Acuvail) ↔ Platelet Inhibition

Moderate Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

Applies to: Coagulation Defect, Thrombocytopathy, Thrombocytopenia, Bleeding, Vitamin K Deficiency

Topically applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are systemically absorbed, with the potential for producing rare but clinically significant systemic effects. NSAIDs have been shown to reversibly inhibit platelet adhesion and aggregation and may slightly prolong bleeding time in healthy individuals. These effects may be more pronounced in patients with underlying hemostatic abnormalities. Thrombocytopenia has also been reported rarely during NSAID use. Therapy with ocular NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with significant active bleeding or a hemorrhagic diathesis, including hemostatic and/or coagulation defects associated with hemophilia, vitamin K deficiency, hypoprothrombinemia, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytopathy, or severe hepatic impairment.

References

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  13. Concannon MJ, Meng L, Welsh CF, Puckett CL "Inhibition of perioperative platelet aggregation using toradol (ketorolac)." Ann Plast Surg 30 (1993): 264-6
  14. Bondeson J, Berglund S "Diclofenac-induced thrombocytopenic purpura with renal and hepatic involvement." J Intern Med 230 (1991): 543-7
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  16. Kim HL, Kovacs MJ "Diclofenac-associated thrombocytopenia and neutropenia." Ann Pharmacother 29 (1995): 713-5
  17. Bjornstad H, Vik O "Thrombocytopenic purpura associated with piroxicam." Br J Clin Pract 40 (1986): 42
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  19. Kramer MR, Levene C, Hershko C "Severe reversible autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia associated with diclofenac therapy." Scand J Haematol 36 (1986): 118-20
  20. "Product Information. Ocufen Liquifilm (flurbiprofen)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.
  21. Schafer AI "Effects of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on platelet function and systemic hemostasis." J Clin Pharmacol 35 (1995): 209-19
  22. Karachalios GN, Parigorakis JG "Thrombocytopenia and sulindac." Ann Intern Med 104 (1986): 128
  23. Rosenbaum JT, O'Connor M "Thrombocytopenia associated with sulindac." Arthritis Rheum 24 (1981): 753-4
  24. Hirsh J, Dalen JE, Fuster V, Harker LB, Patrono C, Roth G "Aspirin and other platelet-active drugs: the relationship among dose, effectiveness, and side effects." Chest 108 Suppl (1995): s247-57
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  26. Green D, Davies RO, Holmes GI et al "Effects of diflunisal on platelet function and fecal blood loss." Pharmacotherapy 3 (1983): s65-9
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  28. Epstein M, Vickars L, Stein H "Diclofenac induced immune thrombocytopenia." J Rheumatol 17 (1990): 1403-4
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Acuvail (ketorolac ophthalmic) drug Interactions

There are 121 drug interactions with Acuvail (ketorolac ophthalmic)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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