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Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml

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FORMULALevobunolol 0.5 %
COMPANYAllergan
TYPEDrop
About

About

Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml was created as a treatment for open-angle glaucoma and is a beta blocker which assists the reduction of high pressure inside the eyes. The Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml is also prescribed as a treatment for ocular hypertension. The medicine can be prescribed alone and often with other medications as well depending on the treatment and prescription of the doctor.

The dosage of the medicine is dependent upon the patient's condition, most commonly 1-2 drops a day are prescribed. The eye drops are to be kept out of reach of children, it is imperative that the patients apply the eye drops at the same time each day and in case of a missed dose inform the doctor right away.

Pregnant and lactating women are also recommended to avoid unless advised under medical expertise as crucial. The medicine can have side effects ranging from blurred vision to hypersensitivity and can also cause low blood pressure. The Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml functions by reducing the amount of fluid produced in the eye hence, assisting the pressure into going down.

Indications

{{Product}} can also be used for the treatment of:

  • lowering intraocular pressure
  • ocular hypertension

How Does {{Product}} Work

Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml comprises a non-cardio selective beta blocker, that obstructs beta-1 receptors and beta-2 receptors. The end type is in charge in the ciliary body, where it takes power over aqueous humor production. stopping receptors of this kind decreases aqueous humor growth, bringing down intraocular pressure. The substance contains no similar membrane stabilizing influence or intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. Like other beta blocker, Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml has no influence on pupil size.

How To Use {{Product}}

For putting in the eye drops, it's very essential for the hands to be rinsed with water and soap thoroughly to avoid the dropper tip from becoming unclean. If one is wearing lenses of any kind, they should be removed 15 minutes prior to the usage of {{Product}}. The dropper tip should be checked once before usage to confirm no excessive amount of medicine is applied. Before applying, the head should be tilted towards the upward direction, while slightly stretching the lower eyelid to create a pocket so the eye drop goes smoothly inside the eye when squeezed from the dropper. Situate and press a fingertip on the corner of eye, near nose gently to avoid the medicine from draining out. After applying the drops, do not blink or rub the eye or the area near the eye to avoid irritation.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 drops of the medicine in the eyes(s) once a day.

In case of severe Glaucoma or ocular hypertension, the solution can also be prescribed for being used twice a day.

Elderly Dosage

1-2 drops of medicine in the eye(s) once a day

In case of a severe worsening condition the medical expert can prescribe 1-2 drops twice a day under strict watch to avoid side effects.  

Pregnancy And Lactation

It is considered unnecessary to be applied by pregnant women unless highly recommended by doctors to do so. The Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml should be avoided in pregnancy as it may result in mild to severe side effects to the woman and the baby. However, if the application of Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml is essential then it should be done under the special care and expertise of a doctor. The drops do not pass into breast milk as it is expelled in the waste of metabolism and hardly contains a few droplets to get involved in breastmilk. However, doctors still don't recommend the practice of applying Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml while lactating, if application is still crucial the lactating woman is usually suggested to bring it to a halt.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using {{product}

  • Cardiac failure
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Major surgery
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Choroidal Detachment
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bronchial asthma

Precautions

Please consult your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Risk Of Anaphylactic Reaction
  • Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Nursing mothers
  • Pediatric use
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Low endothelial cell count
  • Systemic absorption follows topical application
  • History of asthma

Interactions With Other Medicines

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml as some of these drugs might interact with Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml

  • Digoxin
  • Medicines for high blood pressure (clonidine)
  • Beta blockers (propranolol, diltiazem)
  • Beta blockers (epinephrine, fingolimod, phenothiazines)
  • Reserpine
  • Advair diskus

Adverse Effects

Common Side Effects

Like most medicines, Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritation in eye
  • Rash or itchiness
  • Dizziness

Rare Side Effects

  • severe swelling, redness, pain, or discomfort in or around your eye.
  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing).
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
  • slow heart rate
  • numbness, cold feeling, or pale appearance of your fingers or toe

How To Cope Up with Some Of The Adverse Effects

Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week

Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, pause what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Blurred vision- this side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor

Redness Of the Skin- can be combated by applying a cold pack to the affected area.

FAQs

Q1. Does Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml Cause Low Blood Pressure?

When applied as an eye drop, Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml mostly reduces the pressure in your eyes. But it can also be absorbed into the bloodstream and start having an influence on other areas of the body like the heart.

Q2. Does Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml Cause Depression?

Depression can occur as a rare side effect of Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml, it can also result to symptoms that seem as if its depression, such as fatigue and sleepiness. If you notice these differences in you, please consult a medical expert.

Q3. How To Store Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

Q4. What If I Take Too Much Of Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

In case of too much application by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and dizziness.

Q5. Can I Take Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml During My Pregnancy?

No, Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml is deemed unsafe to be applied during pregnancy.

Q6. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml?

Yes. Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml under the supervision of a doctor as some painkillers might end up interacting with the Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml

Q7. CAN Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

Q8. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment which goes on for months and years. You might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

Q9. CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy and might even give you a blurred vision hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

Q10. Does {{Product}} Affect Heart Rate?

Since Betagan Eye 0.50% Drop 5 ml is an eye drop, there's likelihood that it would get absorbed into the bloodstream and influence other parts of the body like the heart. Low heart rate happens commonly as a side effects of beta-blocker pills, so it’s quite understandable that the eye drops might lower your heart rate.

 

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