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Metipranolol ophthalmic Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 25, 2023.

Applies to metipranolol ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, metipranolol ophthalmic 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 while taking metipranolol ophthalmic:

Incidence not determined

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking metipranolol ophthalmic:

Symptoms of overdose

Other side effects

Some side effects of metipranolol ophthalmic 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:

Incidence not determined

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to metipranolol ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.


The most commonly reported side effects were abnormal vision, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, and tearing.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Abnormal vision, blepharitis, blurred vision, browache, conjunctivitis, edema, eyelid dermatitis, photophobia, tearing, uveitis, eye discomfort[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Angina, atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, hypertension, palpitation, myocardial infarct[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Bronchitis, coughing, dyspnea, epistaxis, rhinitis[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness, headache, nervousness, somnolence[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Anxiety, depression[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Arthritis, myalgia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Asthenia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Nausea[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Rash[Ref]


1. (2022) "Product Information. OptiPranolol (metipranolol ophthalmic)." Bausch and Lomb Americas, Inc.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.