BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml

 186.13

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Drug Strength: 0.25%w/v
Drug Form : Eye Drops
Pack Size : 5ml

Betaxolol (HCl):0.25%w/v | Beta blockers

Manufactured / Marketed By : Novartis Product Form : Eye DropsPack Size : 5mlIngredients : Betaxolol (HCl):0.25%w/vGeneric Category : Beta blockers

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How it works

BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Eye pain
  • Drowsiness

Uses of BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension

    The oral form of this medicine is used in the treatment of high blood pressure which may be caused by genetic or environmental factors.

  • Intraocular hypertension

    The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used to reduce the fluid pressure inside the eyes.

  • Open angle Glaucoma

    The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used to reduce the fluid pressure inside the eyes for patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma, a condition characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve that may eventually lead to vision loss.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used to reduce the fluid pressure inside the eyes for patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma, a condition characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve that may eventually lead to vision loss.

  • Duration of Effect

    Ophthalmic use: The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours. Oral use: The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

  • Cardiogenic shock

    The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Second or third-degree heart block

    The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a second or third-degree heart block due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Bradycardia

    The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from bradycardia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Asthma/COPD

    The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use if you have asthma or other obstructive diseases of the lung since it may worsen your condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/using this medicine.

General Warnings
  • Use in children

    The oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. The ophthalmic form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age; however, your doctor may prescribe it in certain specific conditions where the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such cases, the patient should be monitored closely for any side effects and the side effects should be reported to the doctor immediately.

  • Bacterial Keratitis

    If the ophthalmic solution of this medicine is contaminated by bacteria, it can lead to an infection of the cornea (bacterial keratitis). Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.

  • Contact lens

    Based on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor may advise you to avoid the use of contact lenses. If you are allowed to use contact lenses, remove them prior to the administration of the eye drops. They can be reinserted 15 minutes post administration.

  • Driving or Operating the machines

    This medicine may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

  • Sports

    Athletes are advised not to indulge in certain sports while using this medicine. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which are not to be taken while participating in specific sports events.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Oral Use: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Ophthalmic use: Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Oral Use: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Ophthalmic use: Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Atazanavir severe
  • Clonidine severe
  • Verapamil severe
  • Aminophylline severe
  • Theophylline severe
  • Diltiazem severe
  • Oxtriphylline severe
  • Oxtriphylline severe
  • Methacholine severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of thyroid function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from peripheral vascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood pressure and heart function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

General Instructions

Oral: Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Ophthalmic use: Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Usage does not depend on food timings
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

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One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver BETOPTIC 0.25% Eye Drops 5ml. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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