Metipranolol treats high eye pressure. Wash your hands well before using the eye drops.

Metipranolol Overview


Metipranolol is a prescription medication used to treat high eye pressure. Metipranolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. These work by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

This medication comes in an eye drop solution (liquid) form and is instilled usually 2 times a day in the affected eye.

Common side effects of metipranolol include eye discomfort, swelling, and tearing.

Metipranolol can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how metipranolol affects you.

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Uses of Metipranolol

Metipranolol is a prescription medication used to treat high pressure within the eye in people with glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual vision loss) or ocular hypertension (pressure in the eye is higher than normal).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Metipranolol Brand Names

Metipranolol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Metipranolol Drug Class

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Side Effects of Metipranolol

Serious side effects have been reported with metipranolol. See the "Drug Precautions" section.

Common side effects of metipranolol include the following:

  • eye discomfort
  • swelling and irritation
  • pinkeye
  • abnormal vision
  • browache
  • tearing
  • eyelid inflammation
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • light sensitivity

This is not a complete list of metipranolol side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.