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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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.

  • betaxolol 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.
  • betaxolol 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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Side effects for Betoptic (Betaxolol)

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These are side effects of Betoptic (Betaxolol) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you start Betoptic (Betaxolol)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Betoptic (Betaxolol)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits