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What are the side effects of metipranolol ophthalmic solution?

Common side effects of metipranolol include: eye-related problems like dry eyes, blurred vision, minor stinging or burning of the eye, itching, increased tear production, feeling that something is in the eye.

Other side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, weakness, nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, diarrhea, cough or stuffy nose.
If these symptoms do not go away, call your doctor.

You may experience more serious side effects. If these occur, you will need to be seen by your doctor right away. These symptoms may include vision changes, eyelid swelling or drooping, eyelid scaling or redness, eye redness or irritation, eye discomfort, sensitivity to light, drainage or crusting of eyes or eyelids or double vision.

Other side effects include: skin rash, numbness or coldness of the hands or feet, tingling feeling, ringing in the ears, persistent or severe headache, swelling of the feet or hands, change in heart rate, more short of breath than usual, depressed mood, confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior.

Although rare, severe symptoms and allergic reactions can occur. If you have these symptoms, this is a medical emergency, call 911. These symptoms may include symptoms of a severe allergic reaction, such as chest tightness, trouble breathing, wheezing, gasping and swelling of the tongue, face, lips or mouth.

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