Metipranolol Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.
Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should keep using this medicine if your eye condition changes (examples: injure your eye, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery).
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before putting drops in the eye. You may put your contact lenses back in 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eye.
Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solutions.
If you are using another eye-care product , there should be an interval of at least 5 minutes between use of this medicine and the other eye-care product.
Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Incidence not determined
burning, dry, or itching eyes
changes in vision
chest pain or discomfort
cough producing mucus
difficult or labored breathing
difficulty in moving
difficulty seeing at night
discharge, excessive tearing
fast, slow, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
increased sensitivity of eyes to sunlight
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in forehead
pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back, or neck
pain, swelling, or redness in joints
pounding in the ears
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
shortness of breath
tightness in chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.