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Betoptic Medication - Uses & Side Effects

betaxolol ophthalmic
Pronunciation: bay TAX oh lol
Brand: Betoptic, Betoptic S

Betoptic belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. Betaxolol eye products can reduce the pressure inside the eye from an elevated pressure. It is also effective in treating open-angle glaucoma, either alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma medicines.

Betoptic Dosage

  • If you are taking Betoptic, then the usual recommended dose is 1 to 2 drops of Betoptic in the affected eye(s) twice daily.
  • If you are taking Betoptic S, then the usual recommended dose is 1 to 2 drops of Betoptic S in the affected eye(s) twice daily.

Uses of Betoptic

Betoptic-S is a beta blocker used to treat glaucoma.

Side Effects of Betoptic

Before taken Betoptic medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Betoptic. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Depression
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Irregular or slow heartbeat.

Warnings and precautions before taking Betoptic

  • Before you use Betoptic, you should tell your doctor if you have any of the following condition asthma, diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease.
  • You should tell your doctor your medical history, especially if you have muscle weakness disorders, breathing problems, any allergies
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
  • Do not use Betaxolol medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Betoptic with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Betoptic with the following:

  • Drugs that alter mood, such as Nardil and Elavil
  • Oral beta blockers such as Inderal and Tenormin
  • Reserpine (Serpasil)
Overdose

After taken Betoptic if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Betoptic overdose may include:

  • Heart failure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow heartbeat


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