Skip to Content

Acular PF Side Effects

Generic Name: ketorolac ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about ketorolac ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Acular PF.

For the Consumer

Applies to ketorolac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, ketorolac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Acular PF) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ketorolac ophthalmic:

More common
  • Itching, redness, tearing, or other sign of eye irritation not present before use of this medicine or becoming worse during use
  • redness of the clear part of the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • swelling of the eye
  • tearing
  • throbbing pain
Rare
  • Blurred vision or other change in vision
  • eye irritation or redness

Some side effects of ketorolac ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Stinging or burning of the eye when medicine is applied
Rare

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ketorolac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most frequently reported side effects were transient stinging and burning on instillation.[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Intraocular pressure increased, conjunctival hyperemia, conjunctival hemorrhage, corneal edema, ocular pain, tearing, vision blurred, corneal infiltrates, ocular edema, iritis, ocular inflammation, ocular irritation, superficial keratitis, superficial ocular infection, conjunctivitis, ocular pruritus, keratic precipitates, retinal hemorrhage, cystoid macular edema, eye trauma, ptosis, blepharitis, photophobia, corneal lesion, glaucoma
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Ulcerative keratitis, eye dryness, epiphora, corneal ulcer
Postmarketing reports: Corneal erosion, corneal perforation, corneal thinning, corneal melt, epithelial breakdown[Ref]

Local

Very common (10% or more): Transient stinging (up to 40%), burning (up to 40%)
Common (1% to 10%): Local allergic reaction[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

Respiratory

Postmarketing reports: Bronchospasm, asthma exacerbated[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Hypersensitivity reaction[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Acular (ketorolac)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

4. "Product Information. Acuvail (ketorolac ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

5. "Product Information. Acular LS (ketorolac ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

Hide