General considerations 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.
There is only one standard dosage for this medication, regardless of the severity of your condition. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Metipranolol Dosage for more information.)
Metipranolol may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Metipranolol).
It is not clear exactly what to expect from an overdose with this medication. If you happen to overdose on metipranolol, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click OptiPranolol Overdose for more information.)
Metipranolol should be stored between 59° F and 86° F. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.