What is Betaxolol?
Betaxolol has commonly used medication for the treatment of increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. It decreases pressure in the eye. This medication can be used along with another medication. This medication can be used in another dosing form for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Betaxolol comes under the class of medication known as a beta blocker. This medication works by inhibiting fluid production and pressure inside the eye.
What are the contraindications of Betaxolol?
- If you are allergic to any ingredient in Betaxolol Drops then you should not use this medication.
- If you have heart block, shock caused by severe heart problems, uncontrolled blood pressure, or a very slow heartbeat then you should avoid the use of this medication.
- You should not use this medication if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
How to use Betaxolol eye drops?
To use Betaxolol eye drops you should wash your hand and then open the container. Now tilt your head back and bring your medication just above the eye and press the container. Do not blink your eye after application of the eye drop. You should remove the medication remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean, dry tissue, being careful not to touch your eye and then wash your hand again.
What are the side effects of Betaxolol eye drops?
Crusty lashes, dry eyes, rash, hives, difficulty breathing, itching, blurred vision, mild burning, redness, stinging, itching, or tearing, mild eye discomfort, pain, or discharge, the sensation of something in the eye.
What are the precautions that should be followed while taking this medication?
- This medication should be used if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- You should not use this medication if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances.
Betaxolol Drops should be used with extreme caution in Children as the safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.