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Revised: 7/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
MIKELAN LA OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 1%
 Active ingredient:
Carteolol hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
clear and colorless ophthalmic solution (5 mL plastic container); (body) colorless; (cap) pale yellow
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the production of aqueous humor through a β-blocking action thus helping to lower intraocular pressure.
It is usually used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with bradycardia, inadequately-controlled heart failure, or diabetes.
    If you are a patient with bronchial asthma, or have ever been diagnosed with bronchial asthma.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop of 1% preparation to each eye, once daily. If the effect is insufficient, apply 1 drop of 2% preparation to each eye, once daily. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Apply the medicine not to touch the tip of eye dropper to any surface of your eye.
  • Lie down on your back to apply the medicine. After applying, close your eyes and gently press on the inside corner of the eye for 1 to 5 minutes, and then open them.
  • If you also need to apply other eye drops, apply this medicine last, allowing an interval of at least 10 minutes after application of the other eye drops. If it is necessary for the other eye drops to be applied after applying this medicine, allow a sufficient interval before application of the other eye drops.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include ocular symptoms such as punctate keratitis, blurred (hazy) vision, itching sensation, dry sensation, conjunctival congestion, conjunctival edema, eye discharge, eye irritation, blepharitis, and corneal disorder ; and systemic symptoms such as dizziness, taste abnormality (including bitter taste), headache, nausea, dermatitis, bradycardia, and shortness of breath. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • whistling in breathing, difficulty breathing  [asthma attack]
  • slow pulse, dizziness followed by fainting  [syncope]
  • slow pulse, shortness of breath, dizziness [bradyarrhythmia]
  • general malaise, dyspnoea, generalized edema [congestive heart failure]
  • chest pain, sensation of pressure, cold sweat [coronary spastic angina]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Fasten the cap tightly each time after using the medicine. Keep out of reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Place the medicine in the attached light-blocking bag when not in use.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.
  • 2.5 mL of the solution is dispensed in a 5-mL container originally.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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