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Generic: betaxolol ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue to use this medicine if you injure your eyes, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.

If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using this medicine. You should wait about 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eyes before putting your lenses back in.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in blood sugar
  • chest pain
  • cold hands or feet
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • irregular heartbeat
  • slow heart rate
  • swelling of the legs or ankles

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning, stinging, or itching of the eyes or eyelids
  • blurred vision
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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