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What should I know about metipranolol before taking it?

Do not take metipranolol if you have had a past allergic reaction to it or to beta-blockers. Use caution if you wear contact lenses; do not put them in for one hour after using metipranolol. Metipranolol can affect your vision, so use caution when driving. Talk to your doctor before using it with other eye medications.

If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking metipranolol. Do not let the eyedropper come in contact with any surfaces, as this could cause an eye infection. Ask your doctor about taking metipranolol if you have any of the following: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, myasthenia gravis or other muscle disorders, slow heartbeat, a heart problem called AV block, past incidence of blood clots, stroke, poor circulation, diabetes, a thyroid condition, heart disease, or congestive heart failure.

Before taking metipranolol, you should inform your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or nutritional supplements you are taking. Specifically, tell your doctor if you take verapimil, quinidine, digoxin, reserpine, insulin or oral diabetes medications, other beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, or any mental disorder medications.

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