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General Information on Carteolol

Generic Name : Carteolol

Latest prescription information about Carteolol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Carteolol

International- Cartrol, Ocupress, Teoptic, Arteolol, Arteoptic, Calte, Cartéabak, Carteol, Cartéol, Cartrol, Elebloc, Endak, Glauteolol, Mikelan, Poenglaucol, Singlauc.

Why is Carteolol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-selective beta-blocker, prescribed for glaucoma.  

When should Carteolol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart diseases, asthma, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Carteolol?

The usual dose is one drop 1% solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.

How should Carteolol be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Carteolol?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung inflammation, COPD, heart block, overactive thyroid, low/high blood sugar levels, poor blood circulation, heart failure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• It may cause blurred vision, decreased night vision, sensitivity to light, drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Carteolol?

   Eye : Eye irritation, burning, tearing, blurred/ cloudy vision, sensitivity to light and decreased night vision.
   Heart : Slow heart rate, low blood pressure, heart block, stroke, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm and palpitations.
   Central Nervous System : Weakness, headache, dizziness, depression, sleeplessness, sinus inflammation, and taste perversion.
   Body As a Whole : Difficulty in breathing.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
   Skin : Hypersensitivity, including localized and generalized rash.
   Respiratory : Asthma and respiratory failure.

What are the other precautions for Carteolol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Carteolol?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 25°C), and protect from light.

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