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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Betoptic (Overview)

Betoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Betoptic (Overview)

Betoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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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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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 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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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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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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Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

This treats glaucoma: Timolol maleate is the generic name of one medicine, timoptic (timolol). Alphagan is another medication to treat glaucoma. They can be used in combination. ...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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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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Please describe the medication: alphagan (brimonidine)?

Please describe the medication: alphagan (brimonidine)?

Clacoma medication: This is a modern variation of an older glaucoma medication used topically several times a day in the eyes. It has less side effects than the medication it replaced.. The pharmacology can be found on webb md. ...Read more

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Side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

Side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes which occurs in about 15-20% of users. It is a useful anti-glaucoma drop usually prescribed in association with other drops for the same purpose. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Betaxolol (Definition)

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