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Carteolol HCl is an ophthalmic medication used to treat high pressure inside the eye (glaucoma) and ocular hypertension. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. It belongs to a class of medications called beta-blockers and works by decreasing the production of fluid inside the eye.
Use and Dosage
Carteolol Hydrochloride is usually administered as an Ophthalmic Solution for the treatment of glaucoma once or twice daily. When using Carteolol HCL Ophthalmic Solution, remove contact lenses before applying the Solution. Wait at least 15 minutes after using the medication before putting your contact lenses back in. regularly to get the most benefit and avoid touching the dropper tip to prevent contamination.
To use Carteolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, First, wash your hands. Shake the medicine well just before each use. Tilt the head back and, pressing your finger gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Drop the medicine into this space. Let go of the eyelid and gently close the eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye with your finger for 1 or 2 minutes to allow the medicine to be absorbed by the eye. Immediately after using the medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on them. To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip on any surface (including the eye). Also, keep the container tightly closed. Serious damage to the eye and possible loss of vision may result from using contaminated eye medicines.
Make sure to use Carteolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP, 1% exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more or less of the medication or use it more frequently than recommended, as it may increase the risk of side effects.
If you miss a dose of Carteolol Hydrochloride, you should take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not take double the dose to make up for a missed one.
Common Side Effects of Carteol Hcl (Carteolol Hydrochloride):
- Altered sense of taste
- Blurred or cloudy vision
- Droopy eyelids
- Increased sensitivity of your eyes to light
- Itching, or watering of your eyes
- Mild burning
- Mildly swollen or puffy eyes
- Muscle weakness
- Sleep problems (insomnia)
- Stuffy nose
- Trouble seeing at night
Serious Side Effects of Carteol Hcl (Carteolol Hydrochloride):
- Blurry or clouded vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Drooping eyelids
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Dilated neck veins
- Discoloration of the white part of the eye
- Disturbed color perception
- Drainage from the eye
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Double vision
- Extreme fatigue
- Eye redness, irritation, pain, burning, or tearing
Forms and Strength
Carteol Hcl (Carteolol Hydrochloride) is available in the following forms and strength:
Carteolol Hydrochloride: Ophthalmic Solution
- Heart problems: Elderly patients or patients with age-related heart problems may require caution while receiving Carteolol HCl.
- Asthma or respiratory problems: Carteolol HCl may cause difficulty in breathing or aggravate asthma or other respiratory problems, especially in patients with a history of these conditions.
- Diabetes: Carteolol HCl may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in patients with diabetes.
- Thyroid problems: Carteolol HCl may interfere with thyroid function and cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The use of Carteolol HCl during pregnancy or breastfeeding may harm the fetus or infant and should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
- Allergic reactions: Patients who are allergic to Carteolol HCl, beta-blockers, or any of its components, should not use the medication.
- Liver or kidney problems: Patients with severe liver or kidney impairment may require a dose adjustment or close monitoring while receiving Carteolol HCl.
- Eye conditions: Carteolol HCl may cause visual disturbances or worsen certain eye conditions such as corneal dystrophy or dry eye.
- Other medications: Carteolol HCl may interact with other medications, including other eye drops, heart medications, and blood pressure medications. Patients should inform their healthcare provider about all medications they are taking before starting Carteolol HCl.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is carteolol selective or nonselective?
Carteolol is a non-selective beta-adrenoceptor antagonist used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Is Carteolol Hydrochloride safe for everyone?
Carteolol Hydrochloride is not safe for everyone. People with certain medical conditions, such as asthma, heart failure, or diabetes, should not take the solution. It can also interact with other medications.
Can I stop taking Carteolol Hydrochloride suddenly?
You should not stop taking Carteolol Hydrochloride suddenly, as it can lead to a sudden increase in blood pressure or other serious side effects. You should always talk to your healthcare provider before stopping the solution.
It's important to purchase Carteol Hcl from verified Canadian pharmacy.