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Metipranolol Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.3%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

One drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day

Comments:
-If intraocular pressure is not at a satisfactory level on this regimen, use of more frequent administration or a larger dose is not known to be of benefit.
-Concomitant therapy to lower intraocular pressure can be initiated with pilocarpine, epinephrine, or acetazolamide.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

One drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day

Comments:
-If intraocular pressure is not at a satisfactory level on this regimen, use of more frequent administration or a larger dose is not known to be of benefit.
-Concomitant therapy to lower intraocular pressure can be initiated with pilocarpine, epinephrine, or acetazolamide.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing container to contact the eye or surrounding structures.
-Patients should be advised to remove contact lenses prior to administration. Lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following administration.

Storage requirements:
Replace cap immediately after use.

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