DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
What is the dose of the medication you are taking?
T-Lac is an antiseptic. This medication is a quaternary ammonium compound, belongs to the cationic surfactant. T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) has antimicrobial and antiviral activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia spp., Trichomonas vaginalis, Herpes simplex Type 2, Staphylococcus aureus, little active against Gardnerella vaginalis, Candida albicans, Haemophilus ducreyi and Treponema pallidum.
T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) is not active against Mycoplasma spp.
This medicine exerts spermicidal action which is due to the ability to damage the sperm membrane; inhibits sperm motility, disrupting electrolyte balance of the aqueous phase of cervical mucus.
T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) for external and local application is practically not absorbed.
For external use only. Topical solution - a primary and delayed primary wound treatment, prevention of secondary infection of wounds hospital strains of microorganisms (injury of soft and bone tissue, burns), festering wounds, drainage of bone cavities following surgery for osteomyelitis.
Weight thick - superficial thermal burns, trophic ulcers, long-unhealed wounds of soft tissues (including infected), pyo-inflammatory skin diseases and diabetes mellitus; paraproctitis.
Tablets and capsules for intravaginal use, vaginal suppositories, creams, tampons - local contraception for women of reproductive age: for the presence of contraindications to the use of oral contraceptives or intrauterine devices, in the postpartum period, lactation, after the termination of pregnancy in premenopause period at irregular sexual life, omission or delay in receiving consistently used oral contraceptives.
Liquid concentrate - disinfection of facilities and medical products.
Topically. The solution was diluted with distilled water to make 1% aqueous solution, impregnated gauze dressings, napkins or tampons and put on the wound daily.
Mass is applied at the rate of 0.2-0.4 g/cm2 of wound surface, pre-clean the wound from the purulent discharge, necrotic tissue, or impose gauze or use turundas impregnated with drugs. The maximum daily dose is 50 g. Ligation is carried out daily, the course of treatment is 14 days.
Intravaginally. T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) entered deeply into the vagina before coition; in case of repeated sexual intercourse it should be re-imposition of tablets, capsules, suppositories, creams; tampon can be removed not earlier than 3 h after the last sexual intercourse but no later than 24 hours after its installation (with repeated sexual acts for 1 day shift tampon is not required).
Concentrate Liquid. T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) used for disinfection after prior dilution with water.
Contact dermatitis, candidiasis, vulvovaginal and allergic reactions.
With prolonged use of T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) it is possible a local irritation.
Hypersensitivity to T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride), contact dermatitis, malignant neoplasm of the skin; for intravaginal use - coleitis, ulceration and irritation of the mucous membrane of the vagina and uterus.
T-Lac has no negative impact on pregnancy. This medicine is not excreted in breast milk and it can be used during lactation.
To improve the efficiency it requires careful observance of the application method. T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) can be used in conjunction with a vaginal diaphragm or intrauterine device. You should avoid bathing or irrigation of the vagina with soapy water for 2 hours before and within 2 hours after sexual intercourse (this medication is destroyed by soap), outdoor toilet is only possible with clean water.
T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride) is incompatible with soaps and other anionic surfactants as well as citrates, iodides, nitrates, permanganates, salicylates, silver salts and tartrates.
Any substance introduced intravaginally can reduce local spermicidal action (including soaps and solutions containing it). Iodine solutions inactivate T-Lac (Benzalkonium Chloride).
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution is indicated for the temporary relief of ocular itching due to seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution is also indicated for the treatment of postoperative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory indicated for:
One drop of T-Lac should be applied to the affected eye(s) four times a day for relief of ocular itching due to seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
For the treatment of postoperative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction, one drop of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) should be applied to the affected eye four times daily beginning 24 hours after cataract surgery and continuing through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. (2.1)
The recommended dose of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution is one drop four times a day to the affected eye(s) for relief of ocular itching due to seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
For the treatment of postoperative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction, one drop of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution should be applied to the affected eye four times daily beginning 24 hours after cataract surgery and continuing through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution has been safely administered in conjunction with other ophthalmic medications such as antibiotics, alpha-agonists, beta blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, cycloplegics, and mydriatics. Drops should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% is supplied sterile in white opaque LDPE plastic bottles with white opaque droppers with grey opaque ophthalmic HDPE plastic caps as follows
Ophthalmic solution containing 5 mg/mL T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine). (3)
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) solution is contraindicated in patients with previously demonstrated hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in the formulation.
Hypersensitivity to any component of this product. (4)
Topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may slow or delay healing. Topical corticosteroids are also known to slow or delay healing. Concomitant use of topical NSAIDs and topical steroids may increase the potential for healing problems.
There is the potential for cross-sensitivity to acetylsalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives, and other NSAIDs. There have been reports of bronchospasm or exacerbation of asthma associated with the use of T-Lac ophthalmic solution in patients who have either a known hypersensitivity to aspirin/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or a past medical history of asthma. Therefore, caution should be used when treating individuals who have previously exhibited sensitivities to these drugs.
With some NSAIDs, there exists the potential for increased bleeding time due to interference with thrombocyte aggregation. There have been reports that ocularly applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may cause increased bleeding of ocular tissues (including hyphemas) in conjunction with ocular surgery.
It is recommended that T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution be used with caution in patients with known bleeding tendencies or who are receiving other medications, which may prolong bleeding time.
Use of topical NSAIDs may result in keratitis. In some susceptible patients, continued use of topical NSAIDs may result in epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation. These events may be sight threatening. Patients with evidence of corneal epithelial breakdown should immediately discontinue use of topical NSAIDs and should be closely monitored for corneal health.
Postmarketing experience with topical NSAIDs suggests that patients with complicated ocular surgeries, corneal denervation, corneal epithelial defects, diabetes mellitus, ocular surface diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, or repeat ocular surgeries within a short period of time may be at increased risk for corneal adverse events which may become sight threatening. Topical NSAIDs should be used with caution in these patients.
Postmarketing experience with topical NSAIDs also suggests that use more than 1 day prior to surgery or use beyond 14 days post-surgery may increase patient risk for the occurrence and severity of corneal adverse events.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) should not be administered while wearing contact lenses.
The most frequent adverse reactions reported by up to 40% of patients participating in clinical trials have been transient stinging and burning on instillation.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Apotex Corp. at 1-800-706-5575 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The most frequent adverse reactions reported with the use of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solutions have been transient stinging and burning on instillation. These reactions were reported by up to 40% of patients participating in clinical trials.
Other adverse reactions occurring approximately 1 to 10% of the time during treatment with T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solutions included allergic reactions, corneal edema, iritis, ocular inflammation, ocular irritation, superficial keratitis, and superficial ocular infections.
Other adverse reactions reported rarely with the use of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solutions included: corneal infiltrates, corneal ulcer, eye dryness, headaches, and visual disturbance (blurry vision).
The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-marketing use of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution 0.5% in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. The reactions, which have been chosen for inclusion due to either their seriousness, frequency of reporting, possible causal connection to topical T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution 0.5% or a combination of these factors, include bronchospasm or exacerbation of asthma, corneal erosion, corneal perforation, corneal thinning, and epithelial breakdown. .
Teratogenic Effects. Pregnancy Category C
Pregnancy Category C: T-Lac, administered during organogenesis, was not teratogenic in rabbits and rats at oral doses of 3.6 mg/kg/day and 10 mg/kg/day, respectively. These doses are approximately 100 times and 250 times higher respectively than the maximum recommended human topical ophthalmic daily dose of 2 mg (5 mg/mL x 0.05 mL/drop, x 4 drops x 2 eyes) to affected eyes on a mg/kg basis. Additionally, when administered to rats after Day 17 of gestation at oral doses up to 1.5 mg/kg/day (approximately 40 times the typical human topical ophthalmic daily dose), T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) resulted in dystocia and increased pup mortality. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) solution should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Because of the known effects of prostaglandin-inhibiting drugs on the fetal cardiovascular system (closure of the ductus arteriosus), the use of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) solution solution during late pregnancy should be avoided.
Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) is administered to a nursing woman.
Safety and efficacy in pediatric patients below the age of 2 have not been established.
No overall clinical differences in safety or effectiveness have been observed between elderly and other adult patients.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution 0.5% is a member of the pyrrolo-pyrrole group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for ophthalmic use. Its chemical name is (±)-5-benzoyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrrolizine-1-carboxylic acid, compound with 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (1:1) and it has the following structure
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic solution is supplied as a sterile isotonic aqueous 0.5% solution, with a pH of 7.4. T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution is a racemic mixture of R-(+) and S-(-) - T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine). T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) may exist in three crystal forms. All forms are equally soluble in water. The pKa of ketorolac is 3.5. This white to off-white crystalline substance discolors on prolonged exposure to light. The molecular weight of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) is 376.41. The osmolality of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution is 290 mOsmol/kg.
Each mL of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution contains: Active: T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) 0.5%. Preservative: Benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Inactives: Edetate disodium dihydrate 0.1%; octoxynol 40; sodium chloride; hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH; and water for injection.
T-Lac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug which, when administered systemically, has demonstrated analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pyretic activity. The mechanism of its action is thought to be due to its ability to inhibit prostaglandin biosynthesis.
Two drops of 0.5% T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution instilled into the eyes of patients 12 hours and 1 hour prior to cataract extraction achieved a mean ketorolac concentration of 95 ng/mL in the aqueous humor of 8 of 9 eyes tested (range 40 to 170 ng/mL).
One drop of 0.5% T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution was instilled into 1 eye and 1 drop of vehicle into the other eye TID in 26 healthy subjects. Five (5) of 26 subjects had detectable concentrations of ketorolac in their plasma (range 11 to 23 ng/mL) at Day 10 during topical ocular treatment. The range of concentrations following TID dosing of 0.5% T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution are approximately 4 to 8% of the steady state mean minimum plasma concentration observed following four times daily oral administration of 10 mg ketorolac in humans (290 ± 70 ng/mL).
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) was not carcinogenic in either rats given up to 5 mg/kg/day orally for 24 months or in mice given 2 mg/kg/day orally for 18 months. These doses are approximately 125 times and 50 times higher respectively than the maximum recommended human topical ophthalmic daily dose given as QID for itching to affected eyes on a mg/kg basis.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) was not mutagenic in vitro in the Ames assay or in forward mutation assays. Similarly, it did not result in an in vitro increase in unscheduled DNA synthesis or an in vivo increase in chromosome breakage in mice. However, T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) did result in an increased incidence in chromosomal aberrations in Chinese hamster ovary cells.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) did not impair fertility when administered orally to male and female rats at doses up to 9 mg/kg/day and 16 mg/kg/day, respectively. These doses are respectively 225 and 400 times higher than the typical human topical ophthalmic daily dose.
Two controlled clinical studies showed that T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution was significantly more effective than its vehicle in relieving ocular itching caused by seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
Two controlled clinical studies showed that patients treated for two weeks with T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) ophthalmic solution were less likely to have measurable signs of inflammation (cell and flare) than patients treated with its vehicle.
Results from clinical studies indicate that T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) has no significant effect upon intraocular pressure; however, changes in intraocular pressure may occur following cataract surgery.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution 0.5% is supplied sterile in white opaque LDPE plastic bottles with white opaque droppers with grey opaque ophthalmic HDPE plastic caps as follows: 5 mL - NDC 60505-1003-1 and 10 mL - NDC 60505-1003-2.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Protect from light.
Patients should be informed of the possibility that slow or delayed healing may occur while using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of the bottle to contact the eye or surrounding structures because this could cause the tip to become contaminated by common bacteria known to cause ocular infections. Serious damage to the eye and subsequent loss of vision may result from using contaminated solutions.
Also, to avoid the potential for cross-contamination, the patient should be advised to use one bottle for each eye following bilateral ocular surgery. The use of the same bottle of topical eye drops for both eyes following bilateral ocular surgery is not recommended.
Patients should be advised that T-Lac solution should not be administered while wearing contact lenses.
Patients should be advised that if they develop an intercurrent ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection) or have ocular surgery, they should immediately seek their physician’s advice concerning the continued use of T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine).
Patients should be advised that if more than one topical ophthalmic medication is being used, the medicines should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%
|Manufactured by:||Manufactured for:|
|Apotex Inc.||Apotex Corp.|
|Toronto, Ontario||Weston, FL|
|Canada M9L 1T9||33326|
Representative sample of labeling (see the HOW SUPPLIED section for complete listing):
PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 0.5% BOTTLE LABEL
APOTEX CORP. NDC 60505-1003-1
T-Lac (Ketorolac Tromethamine) OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.5%
Depending on the reaction of the T-Lac after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider T-Lac not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is T-Lac addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
|3 times in a day||1||100.0%|
There are no reviews yet. Be the first to write one!
The information was verified by Dr. Rachana Salvi, MD Pharmacology