Generic Name - Levobunolol
Category - Antiglaucoma agent
Glaucoma or High pressure in the Eye.
Levobunolol 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. Levobunolol decreases the pressure in the eye. Levobunolol is in a class of drugs called beta-blockers.
Levobunolol Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Levobunolol 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.
Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
Any other beta-blocker
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Levobunolol,
The usual recommended dosage of Levobunolol for glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye) is 1 or 2 drops of Levobunolol 0.5% in the affected eye(s) once a day.
Levobunolol Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol.
Levobunolol and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Levobunolol 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.
Levobunolol and Breastfeeding
It is also not known whether Levobunolol passes into breast milk. Do not use Levobunolol without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Levobunolol and Pediatric
Infants may be especially sensitive to the effects of ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking agents like Levobunolol. This may increase the chance of side effects during treatment.
Levobunolol and Geriatric
Elderly people are especially sensitive to the effects of ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking agents like Levobunolol. 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 Levobunolol 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.