Ocupress® (carteolol hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 1%, is a nonselective beta-adrenoceptor blocking agent for ophthalmic use.
Ocupress (carteolol OPHTHALMIC) is indicated for the following:
Ocupress Ophthalmic Solution, 1%, has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and may be used in patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma and intraocular hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other intraocular pressure lowering medications.
Published Studies Related to Ocupress (Carteolol Ophthalmic)
[Long-acting carteolol hydrochloride 2% ophthalmic solution phase IV study--investigation of the effectiveness, safety and plasma concentration]. [2010.11]
PURPOSE: We investigated the effectiveness, safety and plasma concentration of long-acting carteolol hydrochloride 2% ophthalmic solution (LA) as compared with the original carteolol hydrochloride 2% ophthalmic solution(CA)... CONCLUSIONS: The IOP reduction effect of the LA group was the same as the CA group. This study suggests that long-acting treatment with alginic acid can be useful for reducing systemic side effects.
[Ocular hypotensive effect of 1% carteolol long-acting eye drops--a double-masked, randomized phase III study in ocular hypertension or primary open-angle glaucoma patients comparing long-acting carteolol eye drops vs. current product] [2007.06]
CONCLUSION: Because the efficacy of both drugs was equivalent, with an identical safety profile, the long-acting eye drops seem to be an efficacious formulation for clinical use in Japanese glaucoma patients.
Additive effect of dorzolamide or carteolol to latanoprost in primary open-angle glaucoma: a prospective randomized crossover trial. [2006.08]
PURPOSE: To compare the additive effect of dorzolamide or carteolol to latanoprost on intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma patients. DESIGN: Prospective open-label randomized crossover clinical study... CONCLUSIONS: Both dorzolamide and carteolol reduce IOP additively when used in combination with latanoprost, and the additive effect of these drugs is equal.
Time course of changes in ocular aberrations after instillation of carteolol long-acting solution and timolol gel-forming solution. [2011.04]
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of 2% carteolol long-acting solution (long-acting carteolol) and 0.5% timolol gel-forming solution (timolol gel) on ocular wavefront aberrations... CONCLUSIONS: Both topical beta blockers with a once-daily dosing regimen temporarily deteriorate optical quality of the eye by increasing higher-order aberrations, and the increases are much larger after instillation of timolol gel than long-acting carteolol.
Simultaneous quantification of carteolol and dorzolamide in rabbit aqueous humor and ciliary body by liquid chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry. [2010.03.15]
A rapid, sensitive and selective method for the simultaneous quantification of carteolol and dorzolamide in rabbit aqueous humor (AH) and ciliary body (CB) has been developed and validated using reversed phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) with isocratic elution coupled with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (APCI-MS/MS)...
Clinical Trials Related to Ocupress (Carteolol Ophthalmic)
A Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety Effects Using Mikelan® LA Ophthalmic Solution (OS) 2% Versus Timoptol® XE Ophthalmic Solution (OS) 0.5% in Ocular Hypertension Patients [Recruiting]