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Metipranolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the eyes. Beta blockers lower the pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye (known as aqueous humor).
Metipranolol is not approved for children. This does not mean that children cannot use this medication or that a healthcare provider cannot prescribe this medication for children. It simply means that metipranolol has not been adequately studied in this age group.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend metipranolol for something other than high eye pressure or open angle glaucoma (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, however, there are no universally-accepted off-label uses of metipranolol.