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Revised: 5/2016

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:
colorless and clear ophthalmic solution (in 5 mL plastic container), (bottle) colorless, (cap) light yellow
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits the production of aqueous humor through a beta-blocking action thus helping to lower intraocular pressure.
It is usually used to treat 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 have bradycardia, unsatisfactorily controlled heart failure, or diabetes mellitus.
    If you have bronchial asthma, or have a history of it.
    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, once a day. If the effect is insufficient, apply 1 drop of 2% preparation, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Pay attention when applying the medicine so that the dropper tip does not touch your eye.
  • As a general rule, apply this medicine with the head tilted back. After applying, close your eyes softly, press the inner corner of your eyes gently for 1 to 5 minutes, and then open your eyes.
  • If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, apply this medicine last. Wait more than 10 minutes after applying the other eye drops. If you necessarily have to apply this medicine first, wait long enough before you apply 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, foggy 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 breath, breathing difficulty [asthma attack]
  • slow pulse and dizziness followed by fainting [syncope]
  • slow pulse, shortness of breath, dizziness [bradyarrhythmia]
  • general malaise, respiratory distress, generalized edema [congestive heart failure]
  • chest pain, pressured feeling, 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

  • Tighten the cap after use every time. Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • Store the medicine in the light-resistant bag supplied together with the medicine.
  • 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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