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carteolol solution - ophthalmic, Ocupress (cont.)

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.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using carteolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other beta blockers (such as timolol); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives) which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lung disease/breathing problems (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), slow/irregular heartbeat (such as bradycardia, AV block), heart disease (such as chest pain, heart attack, heart failure), diabetes, overactive thyroid (such as hyperthyroidism), blood circulation problems (such as Raynaud's disease, peripheral vascular disease), low blood flow to the brain (cerebral insufficiency, stroke), mental/mood disorders (such as depression), certain nerve/muscle problems (such as myasthenia gravis), history of severe allergic reactions (such as anaphylaxis, atopy).If you develop an eye infection or injury, or have eye surgery, check with your doctor about whether you should continue to use your current bottle of carteolol. You may be advised to start using a new bottle.This drug may cause temporary blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).If you have diabetes, this product may prevent the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar level falls too low (hypoglycemia). Other symptoms of low blood sugar level, such as dizziness and sweating, are unaffected by this drug.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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