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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Betaxolol (Overview)

Betaxolol is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol hemifumarate vs bisoprolol fumarate?

Bisoprolol: On review of the literature the two preparatio ns appear to deliver the same bisoprolol effect. It suggests that there should be no difference between the two with respect to bisoprolol effect. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
8 doctors shared insights

Betaxolol (Overview)

Betaxolol is a high strength steroid which is a kind of topical steroid (skin-related medication).


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Can betaxolol cause mental changes?

Can betaxolol cause mental changes?

Yes: Betaxolol may be associated with depression &/or short-term memory loss. If you are experiencing such symptoms since starting this med, consult your doc for options. ...Read more

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Is vamio amlodipine besilate?

Is vamio  amlodipine besilate?

Not that I can find: Norvasc if the most common brand name that is associated with amlodipine besylate. ...Read more

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What is timoptic (timolol)?

What is timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). ...Read more

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Is atenolol ototoxic?

Is atenolol ototoxic?

Possibly: In clinical trials, very rare side effect, at about 0.007%. ...Read more

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How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) can be beneficial in treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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Why do the prescribe betaxolol ophthalmic and Diamox (acetazolamide) for the eyes?

Why do the prescribe betaxolol ophthalmic and Diamox (acetazolamide) for the eyes?

Lower eye pressure: These are standard treatments for glaucoma - a condition in which the internal pressure of the eye is high enough to risk the vision. If you are getting these (or know someone who is getting them) then an eye doctor (hopefully a real one termed ophthalmologist) has seen you, determined the condition is present, and prescribed these effective agents to protect your eyesight. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...Read more

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Is levobunonol eyedrop the same as nyolol or timoptol eyedrops?

Is levobunonol eyedrop the same as nyolol or timoptol eyedrops?

Beta blocker: The three are different beta blockers all do essentially the same thing as eye drops with mild differences such as in half time. ...Read more

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Atenolol vs enalapril maleate. Which is better?

Atenolol vs enalapril maleate. Which is better?

It depends: It really depends on the medical history of the patient. Both are anti hypertensives, but they work in different ways. For people with diabetes, Enalapril may be a better choice, while those with heart disease are often on either or both of those medications. Efficacy wise, each patient responds to the medicines a little different, so it really depends on the patient. ...Read more

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Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Yes: In very limited amounts, not for prolonged use (if taken topically), and after the first trimester. This is also given in a different form to speed up lung maturity when someone is in preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks, but in limited doses. ...Read more

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Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Topocil, zocor, (simvastatin) clonadine side effects?

Zocor:muscle aches: Topicil, an antibiotic, not in my field of expertise zocor: a statin, can cause muscle aches in some people;also transient liver function abnormalities all recersible upon discontinuation of the drug clonidine:blood pressure medication, can cause drowsiness, slow heart beat, in high doses, even heart block.A very good drug if used right. ...Read more

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties. ...Read more

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Can betaxolol make you sick?

Can betaxolol make you sick?

Need more details: Are you using betaxolol eyedrops or the oral medication? What symptoms are you experiencing? Please provide these details (as well as what other meds/supplements you may be taking) so we can provide a more informed answer. ...Read more

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Can betaxolol cause mental changes?

Yes: Betaxolol may be associated with depression &/or short-term memory loss. If you are experiencing such symptoms since starting this med, consult your doc for options. ...Read more

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What is Betoptic (betaxolol) used for?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Betoptic Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs." See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/betoptic.html ...Read more

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Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Who should not use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): "Hypersensitivity to any component of this product. BETOPTIC (betaxolol) Ophthalmic Solution is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, greater than a first degree atrioventricular block, cardiogenic shock, or patients with overt cardiac failure." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=31b9b263-11fd-4495-83dd-ababf0d70e9e ...Read more

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How effective is betaxolol (Betoptic) for treating glaucoma?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) can be beneficial in treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Yes: This is an anti-glaucoma medication which has a lowered systemic effect on the heart and lungs than others in this category. Like all drugs there is a tiny risk of allergy and ineffectiveness, but it has been a very useful addition to the anti-glaucoma drug spectrum. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Can pregnant women use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Betoptic (betaxolol): Betoptic (betaxolol) is FDA pregnancy category C. This means it has not been studied adequately in human pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is betoptic (betaxolol) safe for pregnant women?

Yes: In very limited amounts, not for prolonged use (if taken topically), and after the first trimester. This is also given in a different form to speed up lung maturity when someone is in preterm labor between 24 and 34 weeks, but in limited doses. ...Read more

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Why do the prescribe betaxolol ophthalmic and Diamox (acetazolamide) for the eyes?

Lower eye pressure: These are standard treatments for glaucoma - a condition in which the internal pressure of the eye is high enough to risk the vision. If you are getting these (or know someone who is getting them) then an eye doctor (hopefully a real one termed ophthalmologist) has seen you, determined the condition is present, and prescribed these effective agents to protect your eyesight. ...Read more

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Is there effective med for systolic bp. Norvasc (amlodipine) works diastolic. Betaxolol works heart rate for me.

There are many : Good drug lowering BP medication. Sometimes is a trial and error. Also there are ethnic factors. For example beta blocker sometimes don't work in african american. Please, trust your doctors and do not treat yourself. Personal research is good. Bring that research findings and and have a smart discussion with your physician. I love smart discussion with my patients. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kerlone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Kerlone allergy?

Kerlone allergy: Kerlone (Betaxolol) is a beta blocker. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/kerlone-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
8 doctors shared insights

Betoptic (Definition)

Betoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Kerlone (Definition)

Kerlone is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more