Generic Name - Levobunolol
Category - Glaucoma
Glaucoma or High pressure in the Eye.
Generic for Betagan* is indicated for the treatment of glaucoma or high pressure in the eye, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. for Betagan* decreases the pressure in the eye. for Betagan* is in a class of drugs called beta-blockers.
Generic for Betagan* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Betagan* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Betagan* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Asthma or chronic lung disease
A very slow heart rate
Heart disease, heart failure or heart blockers
An overactive thyroid.
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Betagan*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
Any other beta-blocker
Generic for Betagan* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Genericfor Betagan*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Betagan* for glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye) is 1 or 2 drops of for Betagan* 0.5% in the affected eye(s) once a day.
Generic for Betagan* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Betagan* side Effects include changes in vision
Cold hands or feet, confusion, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness or fainting spells, swelling, redness of the eye or eyelid and slow heart rate (fewer than 50 beats per minute).
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Betagan*.
Generic for Betagan* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Betagan* is likely to harm an unborn baby. Hence, do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
Generic for Betagan* and Breastfeeding
It is also not known whether Generic for Betagan* passes into breast milk. Do not use Generic for Betagan* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Betagan* and Pediatric
Infants may be especially sensitive to the effects of ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking agents like Generic for Betagan*. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment.
Generic for Betagan* and Geriatric
Elderly people are especially sensitive to the effects of ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking agents like Generic for Betagan*. If too much medicine is absorbed into the body, the chance of side effects during treatment may be increased. Hence, talk to your doctor and seek medical opinion.
The above information about Generic for Betagan* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.