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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. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

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:

  • heart disease

  • 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

  • breast-feeding

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.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier