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(carteolol hydrochloride (carteolol) ) Ophthalmic Solution
Carteolol Hydrochloride (carteolol) Ophthalmic Solution USP, 1% is a nonselective beta-adrenoceptor blocking agent for ophthalmic use.
The chemical name for carteolol hydrochloride (carteolol) is (±)-5-[3-[(1,1-dimethylethyl) amino]-2-hydroxypropoxy]-3,4-dihydro-2(1H)-quinolinone monohydrochloride. The structural formula is as follows:
Each mL of sterile solution contains Active: carteolol hydrochloride (carteolol) 10 mg (1%). Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.05 mg (0.005%). Inactives: sodium chloride, monobasic and dibasic sodium phosphate, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH to 6.0 - 8.0) and purified water.
What are the possible side effects of carteolol ophthalmic (Ocupress)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- severe swelling, itching, burning, redness, pain, or discomfort in or around your eye;
- drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
- bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
- slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may...
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/29/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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