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Acular Allergy In Children
Zaditor (ketotifen) and acular: Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter drop used twice daily for allergic conjunctivitis. Acular (ketorolac) is a prescription NSAID eye drop which can also be used for allergy but is often used for eye inflammation and pain following surgery such as cataract surgery or prk. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
My father underwent vitrectomy; after some time he started seeing a black object in his eye. Doctors recommended 'Acular' but the problem persists.
Why: The correct answer is that it's okay to do both. However one would have to ask why do smoke weed in the first place? Weed is very addictive and really has no role unless you are terminally i'll and dying from cancer. In my proactive if you smoke weed and you do not have cancer you see the psychologist and addictionologist. ...Read more
POT: We doctors do not accept any illicit drug use, no matter how you justify the use. Also, pot is known to trigger severe mental health issues which otherwise would not have come to light. Genetically predisposed severe mental problems [schizophrenia-bipolar-severe anxiety depression] [that were to occur but not by good lifestyle] would be activated early by pot. Once activated, always on! ...Read more
Both are different: Both are totally different, the former is in the NSAID class and the latter in the opioid class. Both have side effects that are class specific as well. So the answer is it depends some people do well with nsaids and there's with opioids. One has to look at what is being treated. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Can ketorolac be given for more than 5 days if you either break up the doses like every other day or wait a week before doing another 5 day course?
Ketorolac: Ketorolac is indicated for the short-term (up to 5 days in adults) management of moderately severe acute pain that requires analgesia at the opioid level and only as continuation treatment following IV or IM dosing of ketorolac, if necessary. The total combined duration of use of ketorolac tablets and injection should not exceed 5 days because of the increased risk of serious adverse events. ...Read more
No: I would discard pills that have expired. If you don't have the original bottle, I would discard them. I would talk with your doctor if you are having pain. Three years sounds like too long to keep. ...Read more
I'm having an EEG done the day after having an in office procedure in which I have to take Tramdadol and Ketorolac together. Will that affect the EEG?
Both: Depending on the mg dose they both may be effective! Take it with food, both can cause bleeding from your stomach! We all respond sometimes differently to these drugs! If you have no other medical problems the try the max dose of one and if not effective try the other! If pain continues despite medication then you should have a thorough medical evaluation of your pain! ...Read more
My dr gave me ketorolac (10 mg pill form) but didn't tell me how long I can take it for (I've heard 5 days from other people). Is this true?
Oral ketorolac: 10mg 4 times daily for up to 7 days. Always ask your doctor before taking any new medicines. ...Read more
I am taking 10mg ketorolac every four hours for tooth pain and I am not getting much relief. Can I take two at a time?
Won't help much: You need to see a dentist before the pain becomes unbearable. Painkillers won't stop the pain. ...Read more
What happens if someone was given ketorolac tromethamine mixed with ephedrine sulfate and phenalephrine HCl via needle?
Pain relief, HR up: Ketorolac (Toradol), is a strong NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory), ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is like adrenaline, and phenylephrine is a vasoconstrictor. So... the toreador will reduce pain, the the other two, at high enough doses, will increase the heart rate, or just vasoconstrictor and reduce bleeding. ...Read more
I was prescribed Cefdinir and ketorolac for pain For pleurisy. How long before the cefdinir works? Pain is terrible and the pain meds aren't helping
Virus? Call doctor.: Pleurisy (inflammation around but not in the lung, with breathing pain) is due to viruses, which do not respond to any antibiotic. Your doc probably prescribed cefdinir as a precaution, and it may not help. Even if your pleurisy is bacterial, probably it will take several days for the antibiotic to improve symptoms. Sounds like you need better pain control meds. Discuss all this with your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on the type of reaction you have when you take aspirin. If you have asthma and taking Aspirin makes asthma worse then you can't take any NSAID except tylenol (acetaminophen) & celebrex. If Aspirin gives you hives then you should be able to safely take any other nsaid. Please discuss the specifics with a board-certified allergist. ...Read more