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Generic: carteolol ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular eye pressure exams. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue to use this medicine if you injure your eyes, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how carteolol affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

If you wear soft contact lenses, you should not put this medicine in your eyes while wearing the lenses. After using the eye drops, wait about 15 minutes before putting lenses in your eyes.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in blood sugar
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • cold hands or feet
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares
  • irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • slow heart rate
  • swelling of the eyelids

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning stinging or itching of the eyes or eyelids
  • changes in vision
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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