What is Acuvail®?
Acuvail® is a topical ophthalmic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NASIDs).
How Does Acuvail® Work?
Acuvail® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which has been considered to inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis which has the following properties:
Reason for Use of Acuvail®
Acuvail® is indicated for the treatment of pain and inflammation following cataract surgery.
Side Effects and Precautions for Acuvail®
Acuvail® may slow or delay healing.
Acuvail® has a potential for cross-sensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives, and other NSAIDs.
Acuvail® as with other NSAIDs has the potential to prolong bleeding due to the interference with thrombocyte aggregation. Acuvail® should be used with caution in patients who have a history of bleeding problems or taking blood thinning medications.
Acuvail® may cause a problem with cornea health. Continued use may result in epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation. Pt with a history of corneal disease, complicated ocular surgeries, and rheumatoid arthritis should be watched carefully as they may be a increased risk.
Acuvail® should not be used while wearing contact lenses.
Acuvail® should not be used during pregnancy or by nursing women.
Acuvail® has not been studied in pediatric patients.
Administration and Strength of Acuvail®
Acuvail® 0.45% is applied 1 drop into the affected eye 2 times a day beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery and continued on the day of surgery and to continue for 2 weeks.
How is Acuvail® Supplied?
Acuvail® is supplied in sterile clear, single use vials in 6 foil pouches with 5 vials per pouch.