The usual starting dose of metipranolol for lowering eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day. This is the standard recommended dosage for everyone, regardless of how severe your condition is. If this dosage does not adequately lower the pressure in your eye, your healthcare provider may add another glaucoma medication to your treatment plan.
There is only one standard dose of metipranolol (OptiPranolol®), regardless of the severity of your glaucoma. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting metipranolol dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily. If this dosage does not adequately lower the pressure in the eye, your healthcare provider may add another type of glaucoma medication.
Considerations for people taking metipranolol include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is applied to the affected eye(s) twice daily.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- Soft contact lenses can absorb the preservative in these eye drops. In order to avoid this problem, you must remove your lenses before using metipranolol and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.