Betoptic

(Betaxolol)

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Lowers eye pressure

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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.

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Quick facts about Betaxolol
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (betaxolol)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

betaxolol decreases the rate that fluids enter the eye.

Quick facts about Betaxolol
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (betaxolol)

Used for

  • Hypertension Ocular hypertension Primary open angle glaucoma
  • Angina pectoris
  • Chronic Cardiac dysrhythmia

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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Common concerns from people taking Betoptic (Betaxolol)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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