carteolol solution - ophthalmic, Ocupress (cont.)

HOW TO USE: Use this medication in the affected eye(s) as directed by your doctor, usually 1 drop twice daily. Use in the eye only. Do not swallow or inject.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Follow your doctor's directions on how to use this medication.To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.Before using, check this product visually for brown discoloration, cloudiness, or particles. If any of these is present, do not use the eye drops.The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using your eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medication before putting your contact lenses back in.Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over the eye and place one drop in the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1-2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if directed by your doctor.Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use the eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. It is important to continue using this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high pressure in the eye do not feel sick.

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary blurred vision or temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain/swelling/discharge, eye sensitivity to light, mental/mood changes (such as depression), slow/irregular heartbeat, dizziness, sudden unexplained weight gain, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: wheezing/difficulty breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, fainting, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, seizures, confusion, sudden vision changes.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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