Phenylephrine; Ketorolac surgical eye irrigation
What is this medicine?
PHENYLEPHRINE; KETOROLAC (fen il EF rin; kee toe ROLE ak) is a combination of 2 medicines used during eye surgery. Use of these medicines together helps to decrease pain after cataract and lens surgery.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for the eye. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as newborns for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
sores in the eye or eye irritation that gets worse
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
sensitivity of the eyes to light
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to phenylephrine, ketorolac, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Do not drive, use machinery or do anything that needs clear vision until you know how this medicine affects you.
If this medicine make your eyes sensitive to light, wear sunglasses and avoid bright sun or other bright lights.
July 17, 2018