Cartrol Side Effects
Generic Name: carteolol
Note: This document contains side effect information about carteolol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Cartrol.
Applies to carteolol: oral tablet
Carteolol (the active ingredient contained in Cartrol) is generally well-tolerated. Side effects are usually mild and transient.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects include headache in up to 1% to 17%, asthenia in 8%, insomnia in 5%, dizziness in 8%, paresthesias in 2%, and vertigo, nervousness, headache or fatigue in 1% of patients.[Ref]
Cardiovascular problems include chest pain in 2% and edema in 1% of patients. Carteolol may cause or worsen AV heart block. In the rare cases of new or worsened congestive heart failure that are associated with carteolol (the active ingredient contained in Cartrol) a cause-and-effect relationship is not established.[Ref]
The etiology of "chest pain" was not described in studies and reviews from the medical literature.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects are rare. Cough, pharyngitis, or sinusitis are reported in 1% to 5% of patients. Dyspnea is reported rarely. Patients with a history of reactive airways disease may be more likely to become short of breath while taking carteolol (the active ingredient contained in Cartrol) as during therapy with any beta-blocker.[Ref]
Musculoskeletal pain is reported in approximately 3% to 13% of patients.[Ref]
Carteolol and pindolol, beta-adrenergic receptor antagonists with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA), have more commonly been associated with muscle cramps and elevated serum creatine phosphokinase (CK) levels than beta-blockers without ISA.[Ref]
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