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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose is one drop of OptiPranolol (metipranolol ophthalmic solution) Ophthalmic Solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
If the patient's IOP is not at a satisfactory level on this regimen, use of more frequent administration or a larger dose of OptiPranolol (metipranolol ophthalmic solution) Ophthalmic Solution is not known to be of benefit. Concomitant therapy to lower intraocular pressure can be instituted.
OptiPranolol® (metipranolol ophthalmic solution) 0.3% is supplied in a plastic bottle with a controlled drop tip and a yellow plastic screw-top cap as follows:
5 mL: NDC 24208-275-07 - AB40207
10 mL: NDC 24208-275-09 - AB40209
Store between 15° - 30° C (59° - 86° F). Replace cap immediately after use.
DO NOT USE IF IMPRINTED NECKBAND IS NOT INTACT.
FOR OPHTHALMIC USE ONLY.
Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Tampa, FL 33637. REV. 11/03-91. FDA rev date: 11/21/2006
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/13/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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