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High blood pressure - Metipranolol

Hypertension - Metipranolol

Metipranolol is also used to lower the elevated intraocular pressure in glaucoma. The drug can also be used for chronic open-angle glaucoma and lower the blood pressure after lens removal.

The effect of the drug

Metipranolol is a beta-blocker. The beta-blocker was developed for its effect on the beta receptors in the eye.

The beta-receptors are the binding sites of the autonomic nervous system.

Adrenaline and noradrenaline are chemical messengers of the body affecting the beta receptors. The drug displaces the messengers and thus raises their effect.

In the form of eye drops, the active ingredient lowers the intraocular pressure as the formation of aqueous humor is reduced. But on the outflow of the aqueous humor of the existing drug has no effect.

The active ingredient is Beta Man ​​0.1% eye drops, and Beta Man 0.3-0.6% eye drops, and Beta Man ​​0.3% EDO.

Side effects of metipranolol

The beta-blocker metipranolol brings help with hypertension

At the beginning of treatment you may suffer from headaches. It may also cause an allergic reaction with redness and itchy eyes.

Other side effects include the removal of the tear fluid, fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, a cold feeling in the limbs, indigestion, insomnia, shortness of breath. It can also lead to depression, conjunctivitis, very low blood pressure, circulatory disturbances, dry eyes, drops in blood sugar levels, drying of the mouth, erectile dysfunction, blood dyscrasias and muscle cramps.

When should the drug not be used?

The drug should not be used by persons who have an allergy to the drug or with other beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure.

Also, it may not be used by those with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, or those with a resting heart rate below fifty beats per minute.

Metipranolol in pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation metipranolol should not be used. Especially in the first three months of pregnancy it is not recommended. The tolerability in children and adolescents has not been studied.


Be simultaneously administering other drugs that lower the intraocular pressure, the effect can be enhanced.

In people who take other beta-blockers, for example in an existing hypertension, the lowering of intraocular pressure or the lowering of blood pressure is increased.

Taken in combination with norepinephrine, it may lead to high blood pressure. Co-administration of insulin can lead to glucose deficiency in the blood.

Patients with hypertension or diabetes must have regular blood pressure and sugar checks.

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