Optipranolol (Metipranolol Hydrochloride)
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Metipranolol Hydrochloride Information
(met i pran' oh lol)
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else; eye drops and droppers must be kept clean.
- While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket.
- Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.
- Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.
- While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.
- Close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes and tip your head down as though looking at the floor. Try not to blink or squeeze your eyelids.
- Place a finger on the tear duct and apply gentle pressure.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- If you are to use more than one drop in the same eye, wait at least 5 minutes before instilling the next drop.
- Replace and tighten the cap on the dropper bottle. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip.
- Wash your hands to remove any medication.
Before using metipranolol eye drops,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to metipranolol, beta blockers, or any other medications.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other eye medications; beta blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren); quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs); verapamil (Calan, Isoptin); and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had thyroid, heart, or lung disease; congestive heart failure; or diabetes.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using metipranolol, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using metipranolol.
- if you are using another topical eye medication, instill it at least 10 minutes before or after you instill metipranolol eye drops.
- if you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before instilling metipranolol eye drops, and wait 15 minutes before putting them back in.
- stinging or burning of the eye
- brow ache
- eye tearing
- sensitivity to light
- blurred vision after using the drops
- skin rash
- eye pain
- swelling in or around the eyes
- vision problems
- difficulty breathing
- rapid or strong heartbeat
- abnormal pulse