Glaucoma:

Indications for: Betaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Solution

Open-angle glaucoma. Ocular hypertension.

Adult Dosage:

1–2 drops in affected eye(s) twice daily. Concomitant therapy with pilocarpine and other miotics, and/or epinephrine and/or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can be instituted if needed.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

Betaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Solution Contraindications:

Sinus bradycardia. Greater than 1st-degree AV block. Cardiogenic shock. Overt cardiac failure.

Betaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Solution Warnings/Precautions:

History of cardiac failure or heart block. Discontinue at 1st sign of cardiac failure. Asthma. Pulmonary impairment. Diabetes (esp. labile). May mask hypoglycemia and hyperthyroidism. May potentiate muscle weakness. Discontinue before general anesthesia. Avoid abrupt cessation. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Betaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Solution Classification:

Cardioselective beta-blocker.

Betaxolol HCl Ophthalmic Solution Interactions:

May potentiate or be potentiated by systemic β-blockers. May potentiate reserpine, hypoglycemics. May antagonize adrenergic psychotropics.

Adverse Reactions:

Transient discomfort, tearing. Rarely: decreased corneal sensitivity, erythema, itch, corneal punctate staining, keratitis, anisocoria, photophobia, depression, headache, bradycardia, dyspnea, hives.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Betoptic.

How Supplied:

Soln—5mL, 10mL, 15mL