Betoptic is a eye drop containing betaxolol, a substance that helps lower pressure inside the eye.It reduces the production of fluid inside.This medicine can be bought in a conventional pharmacy with a prescription, in the form of 5 ml bottles with 5 mg betaxolol.
How Does Betoptic Work?
Betoptic Sterile Ophthalmic Solution decreases intraocular pressure (within the eyes), probably by reducing the production of aqueous (liquid) humor. The onset of action occurs within 30 minutes and the maximum effect can be observed 2 hours after use.The recommended dose is the application of 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye, twice a day with a minimum interval of 12 hours between each dose.
Main side effects OF Betoptic
Some of the most common side effects of using Betoptic include headache, discomfort in the eyes, blurred vision and increased tear production.
Who Should Not Use Betoptic Drops
This medication is contraindicated for patients with heart problems and for patients with allergy to betaxolol hydrochloride, or to any of the components of the formula.
Also, if you are pregnant or nursing, you have diabetes, hyperthyroidism, muscle weakness or if you wear contact lenses, you should talk to your doctor before starting treatment.
How To Use Betoptic Drops
You should only use this medicine for the eyes.
Before using the medicine, check the name on the label so there are no mistakes. Do not use Betoptic Sterile Ophthalmic Solution if there are signs of tampering and / or bottle damage.
The solution is ready for use. Do not touch the tip of the vial in the eyes, fingers or any other surface to avoid contamination of the vial and eye drops .
You should apply the number of drops of the dose recommended by your doctor in one or both eyes.
The usual dose is 1 to 2 drops applied to the affected eye (s) twice daily, with a 12-hour interval between doses.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid. Hold the dropper above the eye with the dropper tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
- Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct. If you use more than one drop in the same eye, wait about 5 minutes before putting in the next drop.
- Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.