Carteolol Ophthalmic Drops, Solution 1pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Carteolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution (1%)

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Carteolol 1% Ophth Soln
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Carteolol 1% Ophth Soln
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Carteolol 1% Ophth Soln

What is this Medicine?

CARTEOLOL (KAR tee oh lole) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Carteolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution(1%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution

NDC: 242080367
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

Storage Information
Avoid exposure to heat
Store at room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Protect from light
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution

Reported Side Effects for Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Not Breathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Attack Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Secretion Of Tears Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Eye Irritation Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Red Eyes Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution(Carteolol Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Beta-blockers(Carteolol Hydrochloride)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Beta-Blockers (examples: Coreg, Metoprolol or Lopressor or Toprol, Nadolol or Corgard, Propranolol or Inderal) together without talking to your health care provider. Marijuana, Medical may decrease the effectiveness of Beta-Blockers. It is possible that Marijuana, Medical can cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate or other heart-related side effects in persons predisposed to these conditions, which may make the Beta-Blocker-type drug less effective at treating heart or blood pressure related problems.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Carteolol Hydrochloride 1% Ophthalmic Solution(Carteolol Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Carteolol Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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