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Generic: metipranolol ophthalmic
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It is used 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 checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should keep using this medicine if your eye condition changes (examples: injure your eye, 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 this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before putting drops in the eye. You may put your contact lenses back in 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eye.

Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solutions.

If you are using another eye- care product , there should be an interval of at least 5 minutes between use of this medicine and the other eye- care product.

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

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:
  • breathing problems
  • changes in blood sugar
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • inflamed or infected eyes or eyelids
  • slow, irregular heart rate

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 discomfort immediately after using the solution
  • sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • tearing

               
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