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Metipranolol (OptiPranolol®) is a prescription eye drop approved to lower the pressure in the eyes (intraocular pressure) in adults with the following conditions:
 
It works to lower the pressure within the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced. Typically, the recommended starting dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day. If this is not enough to decrease your eye pressure, your healthcare provider may add another medication to your treatment plan.
 
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using metipranolol, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as diabetes, heart failure, or asthma.
 
(For more information on this eye drop, including other dosing guidelines, click Metipranolol.)
 
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