This medication is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, heart attack, and migraine headaches. It works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.
Contraindicated in patients with overt heart failure, cardiogenic shock, asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypersensitivity.
The usual starting dose is one drop of 0.25 percent solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, heart disease, sugar, stroke, blood clot, blood circulation problems, thyroid disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect blood sugar; monitor sugar level regularly.
• Eye :
Dry eyes, itching, foreign body sensation, discomfort in the eye, redness, conjunctival injection and headache.
• Body as a whole : Allergic reactions, weakness, common cold and pain in extremities.
• Heart : High blood pressure.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
• Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
• Central Nervous System : Dizziness and dry mouth.
• Respiratory : Respiratory infection and sinusitis.
Wash your hands thoroughly after using this medication.
Store this medication at room temperature and out of the reach of children.
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