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  2. Ketorolac Tromethamine
    Generic for Acular
    5mL ophthalmic solutions $6.45 USD
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Do you need a prescription for ketorolac?

Yes, ketorolac is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is ketorolac without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase ketorolac, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for ketorolac in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a ketorolac savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your ketorolac with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a ketorolac coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide ketorolac coupons or FREE ketorolac samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for ketorolac in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much ketorolac?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using ketorolac. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much ketorolac. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic ketorolac?

Generic ketorolac refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of ketorolac

Ketorolac is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain.  It is also used to prevent and relieve eye inflammation following surgery (cataract removal) on the eye in adults.

Active ingredient of ketorolac

The active ingredient of ketorolac is ketorolac tromethamine.

US brand name of ketorolac and manufacturer

Ketorolac is available under various brand names in the US, including Toradol, Acular. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of ketorolac and manufacturer

In the UK, ketorolac is available under various brand names, and the manufacturers may vary.

Prescription requirement for ketorolac

A prescription (Rx) is required for ketorolac in both the US and the UK.

Availability of ketorolac in the UK with NHS prescription

Ketorolac is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.  It is not available as a tablet formulation in the UK.

Conditions treated by ketorolac

Ketorolac is an analgesic used for the short-term relief of moderate to severe pain, such as postoperative pain, musculoskeletal pain, and pain associated with kidney stones.

How does ketorolac work?

Ketorolac belongs to a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by reducing inflammation and blocking the production of certain chemicals in the body that cause pain and inflammation.

Forms of ketorolac available

Ketorolac is available in various forms, including oral tablets, eye drops and injectable formulations.

Dosage of ketorolac

The dose of ketorolac may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, the severity of the pain, and individual patient factors. It is important to follow the medication guide provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for ketorolac use

Ketorolac is for the short-term relief of severe pain. Your first doses of ketorolac will be given by intravenous or intramuscular injection in a hospital. After this, you will continue treatment with oral ketorolac. Stop taking oral ketorolac on the 5th day after you received your initial ketorolac injection.

Warnings and contraindications for ketorolac

  • Ketorolac should be used with caution in individuals with a history of stomach ulcers, bleeding disorders, or renal impairment
  • There may be an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you have heart disease, heart failure or use it long term
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma, blood disorders such as anemia, nasal polyps, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, stroke, edema or fluid retention, stomach problems, heartburn, or peptic ulcers before starting treatment
  • Discuss with your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding before using ketorolac. The use of ketorolac during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be carefully evaluated, as it may carry certain risks
  • Ketorolac may cause liver impairment. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, weight gain, yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, dark urine, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, or black and tarry stools.
  • Do not use ketorolac right before or after a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

Use of ketorolac during pregnancy

Ketorolac is generally not recommended during pregnancy, particularly during the third trimester. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to weigh the potential risks and benefits.

Use of ketorolac while breastfeeding

Ketorolac is not recommended while breastfeeding, as it can pass into breast milk and may have adverse effects on the nursing infant. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to discuss alternative pain management options.

Possible side effects of ketorolac

Common side effects of ketorolac may include stomach pain, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. Serious side effects are rare but can include gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney problems, and allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you have an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, skin rash, and blistering or peeling of the skin. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider for medical advice.

Interactions with other drugs

Ketorolac may interact with certain medications, including angiotensin II receptor blockers such as losartan, cyclosporine, digoxin, diuretics, lithium, methotrexate, pentoxifylline, probenecid, NSAIDs such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, meloxicam and naproxen, certain high blood pressure medications, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin, corticosteroids such as prednisone, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, dietary supplements, multivitamins, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse events and potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to ketorolac

Other NSAIDs similar to ketorolac include ibuprofen, naproxen, and diclofenac.


  • FDA Prescribing Information for Ketorolac
  • MHRA product information for Ketorolac
  • NHS UK
  • Drugs.com
  • WebMD

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