BETOPTIC eye drops solution 0.5% 5ml
BETOPTIC eye drops solution 0.5% 5ml

BETOPTIC eye drops solution 0.5% 5ml

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Contains: BETAXOLOL 0.005

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Why do I need this medicine?
Betaxolol is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure in the eye.

Betaxolol helps to lower the pressure in the eye. If left untreated, an increase in pressure within the eye can cause loss of vision and damage to the eyes.

How do I use this medicine?
Apply Betaxolol in the affected eye(s) exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not stop treatment with Betaxolol unless your doctor has advised you to do so.

Betaxolol is available as an eye drop solution and an eye suspension.

If you have been given the eye suspension, shake the bottle well before you use it.

If you have been given the eye drop solution, there is no need to shake it.

Both the eye drop solution and the eye suspension are applied in the same way as follows:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before applying the eye drop.
2. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upwards.
3. Use your finger to gently pull the lower eyelid down.
4. Apply the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and gently press the corner of your eye (near the nose bridge) for 1 minute.
6. If you have been given another eye drop to be used together with Betaxolol, wait at least 15 minutes before applying the second eye drop.

Do not allow the tip of the eye drop bottle to touch your eyes, eyelids or other surfaces. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

If you are wearing soft contact lenses, remove them before applying Betaxolol. Wait for at least 15 minutes before re-inserting the lenses. Some brands of Betaxolol may contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. This may discolour soft contact lens and cause eye irritation.

Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the eye drop as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your eye drop, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have heart disease, heart failure or an unusually fast or slow heartbeat.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Alert your doctor if you suffer from thyroid disease, asthma or other lung disease, a muscle disease known as myasthenia gravis, dry eyes (sicca syndrome), low blood sugar or any metabolic conditions. Inform your doctor if you have any other eye problems or if you are about to have or have had surgery performed on your eyes.

If you have diabetes, you will need to monitor your sugar levels more closely while being treated with Betaxolol.

Alert your doctor if you have any eye infection.

Some brands of Betaxolol may contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. This may discolour soft contact lens and cause eye irritation. If you are using contact lenses, you should remove your lenses when applying the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.

You will need to have your eyes checked regularly to monitor the pressure in your eyes. It is important that you keep all appointments with your doctor.

If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are being treated with Betaxolol.

What side effects could I experience?
Betaxolol may sometimes cause blurred vision or dizziness. If you are affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or be able to see clearly.

Other common side effects with Betaxolol may include eye irritation, redness, pain or discomfort, dry eyes, headache, insomnia and visual disturbances. Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or if they do not go away.

Other side effects are less common but may be serious. Alert your doctor immediately if you experience swelling of the face, eyes, mouth or throat, breathing difficulties, wheezing, slow or irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness or low blood sugar.

Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Betaxolol.

Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for heart problems or high blood pressure, especially a certain type called a beta-blocker. Examples of beta-blockers include atenolol, propranolol and metoprolol.

Also inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines for stomach problems, anxiety, depression, diabetes or any other medicines for the eyes.

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?
Store below 25
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