Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)
What is Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) used for?
Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) are an ophthalmic beta blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The medication operates by reducing pressure within the eye to prevent symptoms such as pain, loss of vision, or damage to the optic nerve. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)?
Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one drop administered to the affected eye once each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilt your head back, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle above the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication over the surface of the eye and keep the lid closed for thirty seconds to allow the medication to be absorbed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)?
As with any medical treatment, the use of Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as irregular heartbeats, faintness, difficulty breathing, severe depression, swelling of the feet or ankles, discoloured skin, joint pain, cold sensations, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Betoptic Eye Drops (Betaxolol) should not be administered to patients who have a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sick sinus syndrome, bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, or uncontrolled heart failure. It is also important to inform your doctor if you have depression, a history of allergies, myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, an overactive thyroid gland, peripheral arterial disease, angina, heart disease, 1st degree heart block, or chronic eye inflammation. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Betoptic Eye Drops (Betaxolol) 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.
Betoptic Eye Drops (Betaxolol) 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.