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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Ketorolac with alcohol increases the risk of stomach bleeding.
Algic ls 0.4%w/v/0.1%w/v eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Ketorolac(0.4% w/v)


Ketorlac is used orally and as injectable form for short term (3-5 days) relief of moderately severe pain. It is also used as eye drops to prevent and treat pain and swelling in the eye after eye surgery.

How it works

Ketorolac belongs to a class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which works by blocking the effect of enzyme called cyclooxygenase resulting in decreased production of prostaglandins (a chemical associated with pain) thereby easing pain, swelling and inflammation.

Common side effects

Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Flatulence, Headache, Increased sweating, Sore lip, Sore mouth
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose(0.1% w/v)


Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is used to relieve burning, irritation and discomfort of dry eye conditions associated with-deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment, dry atmospheric conditions (air-conditioning, central heating). It may also be used to aid insertion of hard contact lenses and increase comfort during wear. It is also indicated to aid certain eye examinations and surgeries.

How it works

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It reduces dryness and irritation by wetting and lubricating the surface of eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Eye irritation


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Expert advice for ALGIC LS

  • Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to ketorolac, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or even aspirin or similar drugs.
  • Immediately contact your doctor, if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking ketorolac. Alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding caused by ketorolac.
  • Do not take ketorolac tablets  or injection if you are pregnant or breast feeding without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old.
  • Talk to your doctor before using ketorolac eye drops: If you have eye infection, dry eyes, ulcer on the surface of the eye, If you have bleeding tendency or have stomach ulcers, If you have diabetes, If you have rheumatoid arthritis (pain and swelling especially affecting the small joints of hands), If you have had asthma after taking medicines similar to ketorolac (pain-killers).
  • Do not drive or use machines immediately after instillation of ketorolac eye drops as there may be temporary haziness of vision.
  • Remove your contact lenses prior to application and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
  • Do not use the bottle if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is broken, and do not let the tip of the dropper touch your eye or anything else to avoid contamination.

Frequently asked questions for ALGIC LS


Q. Is ketorolac same as tramadol, aspirin, codeine, acetaminophen?
No. Ketorolac is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) while tramadol, codeine are opioid (derived from opium) pain killers. Aspirin and acetaminophen are NSAIDs different than ketorolac.

Q. What is Toradol?
 Toradol is proprietary (brand) name of ketorolac trometamine.
Q. Is ketorolac stronger than hydrocodone?
No. Opioid agents (hydrocodone) are generally stronger pain relievers than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ketorolac.
Q. Is ketorolac a muscle relaxer, blood thinner, or sulfa drug?
Ketorolac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and can be used to treat mild pain and inflammation. It is however extensively prescribed to treat pain occurring after eye surgery and administered directly into the eyes. It is not a muscle relaxant, blood thinner or sulfa drug.
Q. Is ketorolac addictive or controlled substance?
No. Ketorolac is not addictive or controlled substance however it belongs to schedule H drug category and can be obtained only on production of valid prescription.
Q. Can I take ketorolac with Vicodin, Aleve, ibuprofen, oxycodone, tramadol, hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, Tylenol or naproxen?
Tylenol is the brand name of paracetamol (acetaminophen). Aleve is the brand name of naproxen. Vicodin contains paracetamol and hydrocodone. It is not advisable to take two or more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) together as it increases the risk of adverse effects. Therefore Tylenol, Aleve, ibuprofen shouldn’t be taken with ketorolac. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and may be given if ketorolac is used as tablet or injection to treat pain in muscles and joints.
Q. Does ketorolac cause drowsiness or urinary retention?
Yes. NSAIDs may cause sleepiness or fluid retention in some patients but small doses given in eyes are unlikely to cause such effect with ketorolac.
Q. Can I take ketorolac for a headache, cramps, toothache or back pain?
Ketorolac eye drops are generally used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain after the surgery. In order to relieve headache, cramps, toothache or back pain, tablet or injection may be required.
Q. Does ketorolac expire?
Like all drugs, ketorolac has an expiry date, which will be printed on the eye drop bottle. Do not use ketorolac eye drops beyond expiry date.


Q. What is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose?
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It is available as eye drops. It is used to soothe irritation, burning and discomfort of dry eye conditions(deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment, dry atmospheric conditions). It may also be used to aid insertion and increase comfort of hard contact lenses.
Q. Is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose safe?
Yes. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It has minimal side effects and drug interactions.


Content on this page was last updated on 04 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)