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Carteolol, a beta blocker, is indicated for the treatment of elevated intra-ocular pressure due to open-angle glaucoma. Reduction of eye pressure can prevent ocular damage and vision loss. Carteolol can reduce the level of aqueous humor in the eyes.

Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

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Carteolol Indications / Carteolol Uses

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Carteolol Adverse Reactions / Carteolol Side Effects

Carteolol can cause headache, temporary eye redness, watering, blurred vision, stinging sensation, burning sensation after application. Some of the serious adverse events of Carteolol are shortness of breath, dizziness, depression, chest pain, heart failure, troubled breathing, confusion, seizures, tingling of hands/feet and loss of libido.

Precautions

Carteolol is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride, timolol and other similar beta blockers. Caution should be exercised before prescribing Carteolol to patients with second or third degree AV block, sinus bradycardia, diabetes, overactive thyroid, myasthenia gravis, narrow-angle glaucoma, exercise-induced asthma, COPD, recent history of sympathectomy and cerebral insufficiency.

Do not drive vehicles or operate heavy machineries that needs extreme mental alertness.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Carteolol may interact with alpha blockers including prazosin and beta blockers such as atenolol, albuterol and metoprolol. Do not take glyburide, clonidine, epinephrine, methyldopa, theophylline, reserpine, insulin and clonidine while using Carteolol.

Other Interactions

Do not consume alcohol while using Carteolol.

Dosage

Instil one drop twice daily into the affected eye(s). Remove contact lens before applying Carteolol.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Carteolol and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult your doctor if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Carteolol treatment.

Carteolol and Lactation

It is not known whether Carteolol can pass through the breast milk or not. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Carteolol.

Carteolol and Children

Carteolol should not be used in children unless prescribed by a pediatrician

Carteolol and Geriatic

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Carteolol and Other Contraindications


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Storage

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Lab interference

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