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Optipranolol Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
OptiPranolol (metipranolol) 0.3% Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is a beta-blocker used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include temporary discomfort of the eye, blurred vision, watery eyes, headache, drowsiness, or dizziness.
The recommended dose is one drop of OptiPranolol Ophthalmic Solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day. OptiPranolol may interact with digoxin, reserpine, insulin or oral diabetes medications, other beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, OptiPranolol should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our OptiPranolol (metipranolol) 0.3% Sterile Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Optipranolol in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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;
- vision changes, increased sensitivity of your eyes to light;
- bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
- sudden numbness or weakness, headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
- slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop);
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion; or
- swelling, rapid weight gain.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild watering or discomfort of your eyes;
- blurred vision;
- mildly swollen or puffy eyes;
- headache, dizziness, drowsiness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- muscle weakness; or
- altered sense of taste or smell.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Optipranolol Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain/swelling/discharge, increased eye sensitivity to light, vision changes, slow/irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, mental/mood changes, tiredness, swelling of the ankles/feet, sudden/unexplained weight gain.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: trouble breathing, chest/jaw/left arm pain, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, confusion.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Optipranolol FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Other ocular adverse reactions, such as abnormal vision, blepharitis, blurred vision, browache, conjunctivitis, edema, eyelid dermatitis, photophobia, tearing, and uveitis have been reported in small numbers of patients.
Other systemic adverse reactions, such as allergic reaction, angina, anxiety, arthritis, asthenia, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, bronchitis, coughing, depression, dizziness, dyspnea, epistaxis, headache, hypertension, myalgia, myocardial infarct, nausea, nervousness, palpitation, rash, rhinitis, and somnolence have also been reported in small numbers of patients.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Optipranolol (Metipranolol Ophthalmic Solution) »
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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