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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