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General Information on Betaxolol Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Betaxolol Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : be tax' oh lol

Latest prescription information about Betaxolol Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiglaucoma Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Betaxolol Ophthalmic

Why is Betaxolol Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an ophthalmic beta-blocker, prescribed for glaucoma. It works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

When should Betaxolol Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart diseases/shock, asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Betaxolol Ophthalmic?

Ophthalmic - Ocular HPT; Open-angle glaucoma: As 0.25 or 0.5% soln: Instill 1 drop twice daily.

How should Betaxolol Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill over affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Betaxolol Ophthalmic?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with respiratory or breathing problems, heart failure, diabetes, asthma, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar levels, blood flow problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Betaxolol Ophthalmic?

   Eye : Photosensitivity, redness, itching sensation, inflammation, different pupil size, swelling, photophobia, blurred vision, foreign body sensation, dryness of the eyes, inflammation, discharge, pain, decreased visual acuity and crusty eyelashes.
   Heart : Slow heart rate, heart block and heart failure.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, asthma, thickened bronchial secretions and respiratory failure.
   Central Nervous System : Sleeplessness, dizziness, unsteadiness, headache, depression, drowsiness and increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis.
   Miscellaneous : Hives, toxic skin necrolysis, hair loss and inflammation of tongue.

What are the other precautions for Betaxolol Ophthalmic?

It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly.
Monitor eye pressure regularly while using this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Betaxolol Ophthalmic?

Keep this medication in the container it came in and out of the reach of children.

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