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Carteolol Hydrochloride Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What are the possible side effects of carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- How should I use carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What happens if I overdose (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What should I avoid while using carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- What other drugs will affect carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate, wheezing, feeling short of breath, swelling, rapid weight gain, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
Carteolol ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Carteolol ophthalmic is sometimes given together with other eye medications to treat glaucoma. Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using carteolol ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.
What other drugs will affect carteolol ophthalmic (Carteolol Hydrochloride)?
Before using carteolol ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- oral carteolol (Blocadren);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- any other beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
- a calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), or thioridazine (Mellaril).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with carteolol ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carteolol ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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