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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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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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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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?

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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Can children use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Can children use Betoptic (betaxolol)?

Yes: Betoptic (betaxolol) is prescribed for the treatment of closed-angle glaucoma or increased ocular pressure in children ...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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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