Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL)
What is Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) used for?
Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) is an ophthalmic beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients with open angle glaucoma or other conditions causing elevated pressure within the eye. The medication operates by reducing pressure within the eye to prevent pain, loss of vision, or potential damage to the optic nerve caused by this condition. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL)?
Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) is normally administered once each day, but your particular directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head back slightly, gently pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispensing one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow the medicine to be absorbed. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL)?
Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as severe swelling, intense burning or stinging sensations, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeats, unexplained weight gain, bronchospasm, drainage or crusting of the eye, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, who have a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, uncontrolled heart failure, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, or slowed heart rate. Also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, angina, heart disease, 1st degree heart block, depression, a history of allergies, overactive thyroid, hypoglycaemia, psoriasis, chronic eye inflammation, or reduced liver or kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Betagan Eye Drops (Levobunolol HCL) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.