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Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic

Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution
0.5% as base Sterile

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution contains betaxolol hydrochloride, a cardioselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent, in a sterile isotonic solution. Betaxolol hydrochloride is a white, crystalline powder, soluble in water, with a molecular weight of 343.89. The chemical structure is presented below:

Each mL of Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (0.5%) contains: Active: 5.6 mg betaxolol hydrochloride equivalent to betaxolol base 5 mg. Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.1%. Inactives: Edetate Disodium, Sodium Chloride, Hydrochloric Acid and/or Sodium Hydroxide (to adjust pH), and Purified Water.

What are the possible side effects of betaxolol ophthalmic (Betoptic S)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe swelling, itching, burning, redness, pain, or discomfort in or around your eye;
  • drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
  • slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/12/2006
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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