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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Kerlone (Overview)

Kerlone is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Kerlone (Overview)

Kerlone is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Betaxolol (Definition)

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