There is only one standard recommended dosage of carteolol, regardless of the severity of your symptoms. Healthcare providers will recommend that you start with one drop of the medication in your affected eye(s) twice a day. If this dose does not adequately lower your eye pressure, your healthcare provider may need to add another glaucoma medication to your treatment plan.
There is only one standard dose of carteolol hydrochloride (Ocupress®), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your condition. As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting carteolol dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily. If this dosage does not adequately lower the pressure in your eye, your healthcare provider may add another type of glaucoma medication. It is generally not recommended to increase the dosage beyond the standard recommended dose, even if your eye pressure remains high.
Considerations for people taking carteolol include the following:
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- Soft contact lenses can absorb the preservative in these eye drops. In order to avoid this problem, you must remove your lenses before using carteolol and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.