This medication is a non-selective beta-blocker, prescribed for glaucoma.
Contraindicated in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart diseases, asthma, and hypersensitivity.
The usual dose is one drop 1% solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung inflammation, COPD, heart block, overactive thyroid, low/high blood sugar levels, poor blood circulation, heart failure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
• It may cause blurred vision, decreased night vision, sensitivity to light, drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Eye :
Eye irritation, burning, tearing, blurred/ cloudy vision, sensitivity to light and decreased night vision.
• Heart : Slow heart rate, low blood pressure, heart block, stroke, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm and palpitations.
• Central Nervous System : Weakness, headache, dizziness, depression, sleeplessness, sinus inflammation, and taste perversion.
• Body As a Whole : Difficulty in breathing.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
• Skin : Hypersensitivity, including localized and generalized rash.
• Respiratory : Asthma and respiratory failure.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15° to 25°C), and protect from light.
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