Carteolol treats glaucoma and high eye pressure. Can cause eye irritation.
Carteolol is a prescription medication used to treat glaucoma and high eye pressure. Carteolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. These work by decreasing the pressure in the eye.
This medication comes as an eye drop solution. It is usually used as one drop twice a day in the affected eye.
Common side effects of carteolol include temporary eye irritation, eye burning, and eye tearing.
Carteolol can also cause dizziness and blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how carteolol affects you.
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Uses of Carteolol
Carteolol is a prescription medication used to treat glaucoma and intraocular hypertension. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve of the eye. Intraocular hypertension is high eye pressure.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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Carteolol Drug Class
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Side Effects of Carteolol
Serious side effects have been reported with carteolol. See the "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects of carteolol include the following:
- eye irritation
- eye burning
- eye tearing
- eye redness
- eye swelling
This is not a complete list of carteolol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.