Betaxolol is an anti-hypertensive medication which belongs to the class of beta-adrenergic blockers. This medication is the best option to manage the high blood pressure inside the eyes that usually happens in case of chronic open-angle glaucoma. This medication decreases the pressure by reducing the amount of aqueous humor in the eye like other medication use in glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
It is FDA approved medication. The active ingredient of this medication is betaxolol hydrochloride. This medication should be stored at room temperature, below 30 degree C and be kept away from the reach of children and domestic pets.
The container of this medication should be protected from heat, sunlight. Keep it in a moist free and dry place.
Dosage of Generic Betaxolol should be applied according to the doctor’s advice. The recommended dose of this medication is 1-2 drop in the affected eye, twice daily.
Like all the drugs, Generic Betaxolol may also lead to some side effects, such as:
Pain in eyes
Redness in the eyes
Discharge from the eye
This list of side effects contains only the common side effects. In case, if you develop any other complication, call your doctor at once for urgent medical help.
Patient who want to use this medication, always talk to his/her doctor before using this medication. It is always better to take some important precautions during the use of Betaxolol. Some of the precautions are:
Tell your physician if you are using any other eye solution.
Make sure whether you are allergic to this medication or not. If you are allergic to any ingredient of this drug, do not apply it.
Tell your doctor if you are under other drugs.
Tell your doctor if you have any past, present history of health issue.
Consult with your physician before starting any dose of this medication if you are pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Do not involve in activity that need mental and physical alertness because Betaxolol can cause dizziness and drowsiness in some patients.
Call your doctor for immediate medical help if you take an overdose, because it can increase risk of side effects.
Always take the missed dose when you remember it, but skip it if you recall it at the time of next dose. Do not take a double under any circumstance, because it can create some complications.
|Generic||Betaxolol Opthalmic Generic|
|Strength||Betaxolol Opthalmic Solution - 0.5% (5ml Vial)|