- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) that decreases inflammation.
- often used to decrease inflammation and pain after eye surgeries and for pets with cataracts
- To treat or prevent inflammatory conditions involving the eye, conjunctiva, and eyelids
Ketorolac Opthalmic Solution is a non steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to treat:
- certain types of anterior uveitis and iritis.
- control of chronic uveitis where long-term topical corticosteroids may be detrimental.
- It is also given as a pre-operative and post-operative anti-inflammatory medication
- Ketorolac is widely used for treating seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in people and may have similar benefits in dogs and cats.
Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
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.
If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
What dogs/cats should not take this medication:
- Animals with clotting disorders
- Animals with bleeding in the eye
- Animals with corneal ulcers as healing can be delayed
- Animals with bacterial infections should not be treated with only Ketorolac
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
Possible Side Effects:
- This medication may cause the eye to sting for a short period after application
- This medication can affect and delay wound healing
- This medication can affect platelets causing an inability to clot blood
- This medication can cause local irritation resulting in redness and irritation of the tissues surrounding the eye
- If these symptoms persist or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian
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.
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.