CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop)
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Drug and Prescription Information
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop)
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Medication Classification
CARTEOLOL (Into the eye)
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Brandname
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) is used for the Treatment
Carteolol (KAR-tee-oh-lole) Treats open-angle glaucoma and increased pressure inside the eye.Belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers.
When To Not Use CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to carteolol or other beta-blockers. Do not use carteolol if you have severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart problems, or a history of asthma.
How Should You Use CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop)
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
- Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
- Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
- Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
- To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
- Never share your medicine with anyone. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
- Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Storage
Store CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking reserpine (Diupres®, Hydropres®, Reserpine®) or other beta-blockers by mouth.
- Also tell your doctor if you use insulin or other medicines for diabetes.
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have overactive thyroid, a history of heart problems, or a history of breathing problems such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have diabetes or low blood sugar.
- If you have any type of surgery, be sure the surgeon knows you are using this medicine.
- If you have severe allergies, this medicine may make them worse. Be extra careful to avoid anything you are allergic to. Do not have allergy tests or shots.
CARTEOLOL (Ophthalmic) (Drop) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Chest pain
- Fainting or lightheadedness
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Swelling in the legs, ankles, or feet
- Trouble breathing
- Unusual muscle weakness If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Burning, watering, or redness in your eyes, especially if it does not go away
- Trouble sleeping