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Istalol Uses

How Does It Work?

Istalol is categorized as a beta-adrenergic blocking medication (more commonly known as a beta blocker). As the name implies, such medications work by blocking beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the eyes. Istalol lowers the pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye (known as aqueous humor).
 

Istalol Uses in Children

Istalol is not approved for children or adolescents, as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups.
 

Off-Label Uses for Istalol

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Istalol for something other than high eye pressure or open angle glaucoma (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for Istalol.
 
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