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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended starting dose is one to two drops of BETAGAN® (levobunolol) ophthalmic solution 0.5% in the affected eye(s) once a day. Typical dosing with BETAGAN® (levobunolol) 0.25% is one to two drops twice daily. In patients with more severe or uncontrolled glaucoma, BETAGAN® (levobunolol) 0.5% can be administered b.i.d. As with any new medication, careful monitoring of patients is advised. Dosages above one drop of BETAGAN® (levobunolol) 0.5% b.i.d. are not generally more effective. If the patient's IOP is not at a satisfactory level on this regimen, concomitant therapy with dipivefrin and/or epinephrine, and/or pilocarpine and other miotics, and/or systemically administered carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, such as acetazolamide, can be instituted. Patients should not typically use two or more topical ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking agents simultaneously.
BETAGAN® (levobunolol hydrochloride ophthalmic solution USP) Liquifilm® sterile ophthalmic solution is supplied in white opaque plastic dropper bottles as follows:
|BETAGAN 0.25%:||C Cap® Compliance Cap B.I.D. (twice daily)|
|5 mL--NDC 11980-469-25||10 mL--NDC 11980-469-20|
|BETAGAN 0.5%: Standard Cap||C Cap® Compliance Cap||C CAP® Compliance Cap|
|2 mL--NDC 11980-252-02||Q.D.(once daily)||B.I.D. (twice daily)|
|5 mL--NDC 11980-252-65||5 mL--NDC 11980-252-25|
|10 mL--NDC 11980-252-60||10 mL--NDC 11980-252-20|
|15 mL--NDC 11980-252-61||15 mL--NDC 11980-252-21|
NOTE: Protect from light. Store at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).
Allergan Inc, Irvine, Califomia 29612, U.S.A. FDA rev date: 4/12/2002This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 10/20/2008
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