General considerations include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is applied to the affected eye(s) twice daily.
- 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.
- 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 or the skin.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
There is only one standard dosage for this medication, regardless of the severity of your glaucoma. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Carteolol Dosage for more information.)
Carteolol may potentially interact with some other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Carteolol).
It is not clear exactly what to expect from an overdose with carteolol. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Ocupress Overdose for more information.)
Carteolol should be stored between 59° F and 77° F, away from light and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.