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Carteolol Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 1%

The information at is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available


Remove contact lenses before administration and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops.

Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of the container to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface to avoid contamination.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established in pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age).


Although systemic effects from carteolol ophthalmic are expected to be negligible, be cognizant of the increased risk of hypotension if carteolol is administered after hemodialysis. Ideally, carteolol should be given when the patient is hemodynamically stable.

Other Comments

Because carteolol has little or no effect on pupil size, this drug should not be used alone in patients with angle-closure glaucoma, but only in combination with a miotic.