Lower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic

Optipranolol 

(metipranolol)

Lower-cost generic availableClass: Ophthalmic
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lowers eye pressure

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An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

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Upsides

  • metipranolol may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Downsides

  • metipranolol may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
How it works

metipranolol reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.

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Side effect rates for Optipranolol (metipranolol)

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Common concerns from people taking Optipranolol (metipranolol)

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