Optipranolol Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 11/13/2008
Optipranolol Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/8/2016

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. OptiPranolol is available in generic form. Common side effects of OptiPranolol include:

  • temporary discomfort of the eye
  • blurred vision
  • watery eyes
  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • eye discomfort
  • mildly swollen or puffy eyes
  • sleep problems (insomnia)
  • muscle weakness, or
  • altered sense of taste or smell

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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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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Optipranolol (Metipranolol Ophthalmic Solution)


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In clinical trials, the use of OptiPranolol (metipranolol ophthalmic solution) Ophthalmic Solution has been associated with transient local discomfort.

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)

© Optipranolol Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Optipranolol Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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