Acuvail and Weed

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Authored by Pin Ng PhD

Edited by Hugh Soames

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Acuvail and Weed


Most people who consume marijuana do so for its mood-altering and relaxing abilities. Weed gives people a high and allows them to relax. However, heavy consumption of weed can cause unwanted results. It can increase the anxiety and depression a person experiences, and it can interact with certain other drugs including Acuvail. It is important to remember that interactions do occur with all types of drugs, to a great or lesser extent and this article details the interactions of mixing Acuvail and Weed.


Mixing Acuvail and Weed


Ketorolac, sold under the brand names Toradol, and Biorolac among others, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain. Specifically it is recommended for moderate to severe pain. Recommended duration of treatment is less than six days, and in Switzerland not more than two days. It is used by mouth, by nose, by injection into a vein or muscle, and as eye drops. Effects begin within an hour and last for up to eight hours.

Common side effects include sleepiness, dizziness, abdominal pain, swelling, and nausea. Serious side effects may include stomach bleeding, kidney failure, heart attacks, bronchospasm, heart failure, and anaphylaxis. Use is not recommended during the last part of pregnancy or during breastfeeding. Ketorolac works by blocking cyclooxygenase 1 and 2 (COX1 and COX2), thereby decreasing production of prostaglandins.

Ketorolac was patented in 1976 and approved for medical use in 1989. It is available as a generic medication. In 2020, it was the 249th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 1 million prescriptions.

Due to a series of deaths due to gastrointestinal bleeding and kidney failure, Ketorolac as a pain medication was removed from the German market in 1993. When Ketorolac was introduced into Germany, it was often mis-used as an opioid replacement in pain therapy because its side effects were perceived as much less severe, it did not produce any dependence, and a dose was effective for 7-8 hours compared to morphine with 3-4 hours. As a very potent prostaglandin inhibitor, Ketorolac diminishes the kidney’s own defenses against vasoconstriction-related effects, e.g. during blood loss or high endogenous catecholamine levels.

Ketorolac is used for short-term management of moderate to severe pain. It is usually not prescribed for longer than five days,: 291  due to its potential to cause kidney damage.: 280 

Ketorolac is effective when administered with paracetamol to control pain in newborns because it does not depress respiration as do opioids. Ketorolac is also an adjuvant to opioid medications and improves pain relief. It is also used to treat dysmenorrhea. Ketorolac is used to treat idiopathic pericarditis, where it reduces inflammation.

For systemic use, ketorolac can be administered orally, under the tongue, by intramuscular injection, intravenously, and by nasal spray. Usually, it is initially administered by intramuscular injection or intravenously, with oral therapy used as a continuation after the initial IM or IV dose.

Ketorolac is also used as an eye drop. It can be given during eye surgery to help with pain, and is effective in treating ocular itching. There is not enough evidence to decide that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs help in preventing cystoid macular edema. Ketorolac eye drops have also been used to manage pain from corneal abrasions.

During treatment with ketorolac, clinicians monitor for the manifestation of adverse effects. Lab tests, such as liver function tests, bleeding time, BUN, serum creatinine and electrolyte levels are often used and help to identify potential complications.

Ketorolac is contraindicated in those with hypersensitivity, allergies to the medication, cross-sensitivity to other NSAIDs, prior to surgery, history of peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, alcohol intolerance, renal impairment, cerebrovascular bleeding, nasal polyps, angioedema, and asthma. Recommendations exist for cautious use of ketorolac in those who have experienced cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, coagulation disorders, renal impairment, and hepatic impairment.

A common (>10%) side effect is drowsiness. Infrequent (<1%) side effects include paresthesia, prolonged bleeding time, injection site pain, purpura, sweating, abnormal thinking, increased production of tears, edema, pallor, dry mouth, abnormal taste, urinary frequency, increased liver enzymes, itching and others. Platelet function can be decreased by use of ketorolac.: 279 

Though uncommon, potentially fatal adverse effects include stroke, myocardial infarction, GI bleeding, Stevens–Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and anaphylaxis. In terms of safety, ketorolac has been assessed to be a relatively higher-risk NSAID when compared to aceclofenac, celecoxib, and ibuprofen.

Like all NSAIDs, ketorolac can cause premature constriction of the ductus arteriosus in the infant if taken by the mother during the third trimester of pregnancy.

In October 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required the drug label to be updated for all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications to describe the risk of kidney problems in unborn babies that result in low amniotic fluid. They recommend avoiding NSAIDs in pregnant women at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy.

Ketorolac can interact with other medications. Probenecid can increase the probability of having an adverse reaction when taken with ketorolac. Pentoxifylline can increase the risk of bleeding. When aspirin is taken at the same time as ketorolac, the effectiveness is decreased. Problematic GI effects are additive and become more likely if potassium supplements, aspirin, other NSAIDs, corticosteroids, or alcohol is taken at the same time. The effectiveness of antihypertensives and diuretics can be lowered. The use of ketorolac can increase serum lithium levels to the point of toxicity. Toxicity to methotrexate is more likely if ketorolac is taken at the same time. The risk of bleeding increases with the concurrent medications clopidogrel, cefoperazone, valproic acid, cefotetan, eptifibatide, tirofiban, and ticlopidine. Anticoagulants and thrombolytic medications also increase the likelihood of bleeding. Medications used to treat cancer can interact with ketorolac along with radiation therapy. The risk of toxicity to the kidneys increases when ketorolac is taken with cyclosporine.

Interactions with ketorolac also exist with some herbal supplements. The use of Panax ginseng, clove, ginger, arnica, feverfew, dong quai, chamomile, and Ginkgo biloba increases the risk of bleeding.

Chemically ketorolac functions as a carboxylic acid derivative serving non-selectively to block the prostaglandin synthesis by inhibition of prostaglandin G/H synthesis 1 and 2. Prostaglandin functions in the body as a messenger for contraction/relaxation of smooth muscle and modulation of inflammation. Resultant, inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis prevents inflammation. The primary mechanism of action responsible for ketorolac’s anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic effects is the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis by competitive blocking of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). Ketorolac is a non-selective COX inhibitor. It is considered a first-generation NSAID.: 279 

In the US, ketorolac is the only widely available intravenous NSAID.

The Syntex company, of Palo Alto, California developed the ophthalmic solution Acular around 2006, which is currently licensed by Allergan, Inc.

In 2007, there were concerns about the high incidence of reported side effects. This led to restriction in its dosage and maximum duration of use. In the UK, treatment was initiated only in a hospital, although this was not designed to exclude its use in prehospital care and mountain rescue settings. Dosing guidelines were published at that time.

Concerns over the high incidence of reported side effects with ketorolac trometamol led to its withdrawal (apart from the ophthalmic formulation) in several countries, while in others its permitted dosage and maximum duration of treatment have been reduced. From 1990 to 1993, 97 reactions with a fatal outcome were reported worldwide.

The eye-drop formulation was approved by the FDA in 1992.

An intranasal formulation (Sprix) was approved by the FDA in 2010 for short-term management of moderate to moderately severe pain requiring analgesia at the opioid level.

Ketorolac has also been used in collegiate and professional sports, and is reported to be routinely used in the National Football League and National Hockey League. Competitive athletes, particularly in contact sports, are often expected by their coaches and/or teammates to play through injuries, generally with the help of painkillers. However, more recent research has indicated that encouraging players to play in an injured state tends to result in more severe injuries. A lawsuit alleging widespread league-sanctioned abuse of painkillers was filed by former players against the National Football League in 2017.


Research has found that anxiety is one of the leading symptoms created by marijuana in users, and that there is a correlation between Acuvail and Weed and an increase in anxiety.


Anyone mixing Acuvail and weed is likely to experience side effects. This happens with all medications whether weed or Acuvail is mixed with them. Side effects can be harmful when mixing Acuvail and weed. Doctors are likely to refuse a patient a Acuvail prescription if the individual is a weed smoker or user. Of course, this could be due to the lack of studies and research completed on the mixing of Acuvail and Weed.


Heavy, long-term weed use is harmful for people. It alters the brain’s functions and structure, and all pharmaceuticals and drugs including Acuvail are designed to have an impact on the brain. There is a misplaced belief that pharmaceuticals and medication work by treating only the parts of the body affected yet this is obviously not the case in terms of Acuvail. For example, simple painkiller medication does not heal the injury, it simply interrupts the brains functions to receive the pain cause by the injury. To say then that two drugs, Acuvail and Weed, dol not interact is wrong. There will always be an interaction between Acuvail and Weed in the brain11.J. D. Brown and A. G. Winterstein, Potential Adverse Drug Events and Drug–Drug Interactions with Medical and Consumer Cannabidiol (CBD) Use – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 27, 2022, from


One of the milder side effects of mixing Acuvail and Weed is Scromiting. This condition, reportedly caused by mixing Acuvail and Weed, describes a marijuana-induced condition where the user experiences episodes of violent vomiting, which are often so severe and painful that they cause the person to scream. The medical term for Scromiting by mixing Acuvail and Weed is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS.  For these reasons, some people choose to quit smoking weed.


It was first included in scientific reports in 2004. Since then, researchers have determined that Scromiting is the result of ongoing, long-term use of marijuana—particularly when the drug contains high levels of THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient. Some experts believe that the receptors in the gut become overstimulated by THC, thus causing the repeated cycles of vomiting.


In the long run, a person can become even more depressed. There is a belief that marijuana is all-natural and not harmful to a person’s health. This is not true and Acuvail and weed can cause health issues the more a person consumes it.


How does Weed effect the potency of Acuvail?


The way in which the body absorbs and process Acuvail may be affected by weed. Therefore, the potency of the Acuvail may be less effective. Marijuana inhibits the metabolization of Acuvail. Not having the right potency of Acuvail means a person may either have a delay in the relief of their underlying symptoms.


A person seeking Acuvail medication that uses weed should speak to their doctor. It is important the doctor knows about a patient’s weed use, so they can prescribe the right Acuvail medication and strength. Or depending on level of interactions they may opt to prescribe a totally different medication. It is important for the doctor to know about their patient’s marijuana use. Weed is being legalized around the US, so doctors should be open to speaking about a patient’s use of it.


Sideffects of Acuvail and Weed


Many individuals may not realize that there are side effects and consequences to mixing Acuvail and Weed such as:


  • Dizziness
  • Sluggishness
  • Drowsiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Palpitations
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Death


Interestingly, it is impossible to tell what effect mixing this substance with Weed will have on an individual due to their own unique genetic make up and tolerance. It is never advisable to mix Acuvail and Weed due to the chances of mild, moderate and severe side effects. If you are having an adverse reaction from mixing Acuvail and Weed it’s imperative that you head to your local emergency room. Even mixing a small amount of Acuvail and Weed is not recommended.


Taking Acuvail and Weed together


People who take Acuvail and Weed together will experience the effects of both substances. Technically, the specific effects and reactions that occur due to frequent use of Acuvail and weed depend on whether you consume more weed in relation to Acuvail or more Acuvail in relation to weed.


The use of significantly more weed and Acuvail will lead to sedation and lethargy, as well as the synergistic effects resulting from a mixture of the two medications.


People who take both weed and Acuvail may experience effects such as:


  • reduced motor reflexes from Acuvail and Weed
  • dizziness from Weed and Acuvail
  • nausea and vomiting due to Acuvail and Weed


Some people may also experience more euphoria, depression, irritability or all three. A combination of weed and Acuvail leads to significantly more lethargy which can easily tip over into coma, respiratory depression seizures and death.

Mixing weed and Acuvail


The primary effect of weed is influenced by an increase in the concentration of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which is found in the spinal cord and brain stem, and by a reduction in its effect on neuronal transmitters. When weed is combined with Acuvail this primary effect is exaggerated, increasing the strain on the body with unpredictable results.


Weed and Acuvail affects dopamine levels in the brain, causing the body both mental and physical distress. Larger amounts of Acuvail and weed have a greater adverse effect yet leading medical recommendation is that smaller does of Acuvail can be just as harmful and there is no way of knowing exactly how Acuvail and weed is going to affect an individual before they take it.


Taking Acuvail and weed together


People who take Acuvail and weed together will experience the effects of both substances. The use of significantly more Acuvail with weed will lead to sedation and lethargy, as well as the synergistic effects resulting from a mixture of the two medications.


People who take both weed and Acuvail may experience effects such as:


  • reduced motor reflexes from Acuvail and weed
  • dizziness from weed and Acuvail
  • nausea and vomiting of the Acuvail


Some people may also experience more euphoria, depression, irritability or all three. A combination of weed and Acuvail leads to significantly more lethargy which can easily tip over into coma, respiratory depression seizures and death.

Weed Vs Acuvail


Taking Acuvail in sufficient quantities increases the risk of a heart failure. Additionally, people under the influence of Acuvail and weed may have difficulty forming new memories. With weed vs Acuvail in an individual’s system they become confused and do not understand their environment. Due to the synergistic properties of Acuvail when mixed with weed it can lead to confusion, anxiety, depression and other mental disorders. Chronic use of Acuvail and weed can lead to permanent changes in the brain22.G. Lafaye, L. Karila, L. Blecha and A. Benyamina, Cannabis, cannabinoids, and health – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 27, 2022, from


Acuvail Vs Weed


Studies investigating the effects of drugs such as Acuvail and weed have shown that the potential for parasomnia (performing tasks in sleep) is dramatically increased when Acuvail and weed are combined. Severe and dangerous side effects can occur when medications are mixed in the system, and sleep disorders are a common side effect of taking weed and Acuvail together.


When a small to medium amount of weed is combined with Acuvail, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can occur. According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most ER visits and hospitalizations caused by too much weed were associated with other substances such as Acuvail.


How long after taking Acuvail can I smoke weed or take edibles?


To avoid any residual toxicity it is advisable to wait until the Acuvail has totally cleared your system before taking weed, even in small quantities.


Overdose on Acuvail and weed


In the case of Overdose on Acuvail or if you are worried after mixing Acuvail and weed, call a first responder or proceed to the nearest Emergency Room immediately.


If you are worried about someone who has taken too much Acuvail or mixed weed with Acuvail then call a first responder or take them to get immediate medical help. The best place for you or someone you care about in the case of a medical emergency is under medical supervision. Be sure to tell the medical team that there is a mix of Acuvail and weed in their system.


Excessive Weed intake and result in scromiting, chs, and anxiety disorder.  It is advisable to quit vaping weed if you are feeling these symptoms.

Mixing Acuvail and weed and antidepressants


Weed users feeling depressed and anxious may be prescribed antidepressant medication. There are some antidepressant users who also use Acuvail and weed. These individuals may not realize that there are side effects and consequences to consuming both Acuvail, marijuana and a range of antidepressants.


Studies on weed, Acuvail and antidepressants is almost nil. The reason for so little information on the side effects of the two is mostly down to marijuana being illegal in most places – although a number of states in the United States have legalized the drug.


Self-medicating with Weed and Acuvail


A lot of people suffer from depression caused by weed and Acuvail. How many? According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), in any given year, it is estimated that nearly 16 million adults experience depression. Unfortunately, that number is likely to be wrong due to under reporting. Many people do not report suffering from depression because they do not want to be looked at as suffering from a mental illness. The stigmas around mental health continue and people do not want to be labeled as depressed.


Potential side effects from mixing Acuvail and weed


Quitting weed to take Acuvail


Medical professionals say an individual prescribed or taking Acuvail should not stop using weed cold turkey.  Withdrawal symptoms can be significant. Heavy pot users should especially avoid going cold turkey. The side effects of withdrawal from weed include anxiety, irritability, loss of sleep, change of appetite, and depression by quitting weed cold turkey and starting to take Acuvail.


A person beginning to use Acuvail should cut back on weed slowly. While reducing the amount of weed use, combine it with mindfulness techniques and/or yoga. Experts stress that non-medication can greatly improve a person’s mood.


Weed and Acuvail can affect a person in various ways. Different types of marijuana produce different side effects. Side effects of weed and Acuvail may include:


  • loss of motor skills
  • poor or lack of coordination
  • lowered blood pressure
  • short-term memory loss
  • increased heart rate
  • increased blood pressure
  • anxiety
  • paranoia
  • increased energy
  • increased motivation


Mixing Acuvail and weed can also produce hallucinations in users. This makes marijuana a hallucinogenic for some users. Weed creates different side effects in different people, making it a very potent drug. Now, mixing Acuvail or other mental health drugs with weed can cause even more unwanted side effects.


Mixing drugs and weed conclusion


Long-term weed use can make depression and anxiety worse. In addition, using marijuana can prevent Acuvail from working to their full potential33.J. D. Brown and A. G. Winterstein, Potential Adverse Drug Events and Drug–Drug Interactions with Medical and Consumer Cannabidiol (CBD) Use – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 27, 2022, from Weed consumption should be reduced gradually to get the most out of prescription medication. Marijuana is a drug and it is harmful to individual’s long-term health. Weed has many side effects and the consequences are different to each person who uses it, especially when mixed with Acuvail.


If you take Acuvail, and also drink Alcohol or MDMA, you can research the effects of Acuvail and Alcohol , Acuvail and Cocaine as well as Acuvail and MDMA here.


To find the effects of other drugs and weed refer to our Weed and Other Drugs Index A to L or our Weed and Other Drugs Index M-Z.

Or you could find what you are looking for in our Alcohol and Interactions with Other Drugs index A to L or Alcohol and Interactions with Other Drugs index M to Z , Cocaine and Interactions with Other Drugs index A to L or Cocaine and Interactions with Other Drugs index M to Z or our MDMA and Interactions with Other Drugs Index A to L or MDMA and Interactions with Other Drugs Index M to Z.


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