Carteolol Medication Information
Carteolol hydrochloride (Ocupress®) is a prescription medication used to treat high eye pressure and chronic open angle glaucoma. This medicated eyedrop works to lower eye pressure by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.
Your healthcare provider will likely recommend that you start with one drop in your affected eye(s) twice a day. If this dose does not adequately lower your eye pressure, another medication may need to be added to your treatment plan.
Most people have no problems with carteolol; however, the medication's safety information should be reviewed so that you are aware of possible side effects, such as burning or temporary eye irritation, and know the warning signs of an allergic reaction or other serious problem that requires prompt medical attention.
(For more information on this medication, including other dosing guidelines and what to do if you miss a dose, click Carteolol.)