Ocupress Drug Information
Ocupress® (carteolol hydrochloride) is a prescription medicine approved to treat open angle glaucoma and high eye pressure (known medically as ocular hypertension). The medication lowers eye pressure by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye. Ocupress comes in the form of an eye drop and is typically applied twice a day.
Before using Ocupress, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have diabetes, heart failure, or myasthenia gravis.
(For more information on this drug, click Ocupress. This article goes into more detail about how the medicine works, general dosing guidelines, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)