Compare Betagan vs. timolol

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Betagan
(Levobunolol)

Timoptic
(Timolol)

lowers eye pressure An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.Coming soon.
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Side effects
Betagantimolol

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How it works
Betagantimolol
Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Betagantimolol
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Available as
Betagantimolol
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
Betagantimolol
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
Betagantimolol
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Pregnancy category
Betagantimolol
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
Betagantimolol
  • Betagan may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Downsides and risks
Betagantimolol
  • Betagan may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Betagantimolol
  • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
  • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
  • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
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