Levobunolol (Ophthalmic) - Drug Information

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General Information on Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)

Generic Name : Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)

Pronunciation : lee voe byoo' noe lole

Latest prescription information about Levobunolol (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 Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)

India : 

International : 

Betagen

Why is Levobunolol (Ophthalmic) Prescribed? (Indications)

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

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

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, heart disease 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 Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)?

Solution 0.5% - The recommended starting dose is one to two drops into the affected eye(s) once a day.

How should Levobunolol (Ophthalmic) be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of thyroid, heart, or lung disease, heart failure, diabetes, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause blurred vision and in some cases drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)?

   Eye : Stinging or burning, discomfort, redness, itching of the eye, decreased vision and swelling of the eyelids.
   Body As A Whole : Headache, weakness and chest pain.
   Heart : Slow heart rate, low blood pressure, fainting, stroke, abnormal heart rhythm, heart block, heart failure and palpitations.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and diarrhea.
   Central Nervous System : Depression, confusion, increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis and tingling.
   Skin : Hypersensitivity, rash, hair loss and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
   Respiratory : Asthma, lung failure, difficulty in breathing and nose congestion.
   Genitourinary : Impotence.

What are the other precautions for Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Levobunolol (Ophthalmic)?

Keep this medication out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature.

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