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Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic

Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic

INDICATIONS

Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution has been shown to be effective in lowering intraocular pressure and is indicated in the treatment of ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma. It may be used alone or in combination with other anti-glaucoma drugs.

In clinical studies Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (betaxolol hydrochloride) was safely used to lower intraocular pressure in 47 patients with both glaucoma and reactive airway disease who were followed for a mean period of 15 months. However, caution should be used in treating patients with severe reactive airway disease or a history of asthma.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dose is one to two drops of Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (betaxolol hydrochloride) in the affected eye(s) twice daily. In some patients, the intraocular pressure lowering responses to Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution (betaxolol hydrochloride) may require a few weeks to stabilize. As with any new medication, careful monitoring of patients is advised.

If the intraocular pressure of the patients is not adequately controlled on this regimen, concomitant therapy with pilocarpine and other miotics, and/or epinephrine and/or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can be instituted.

HOW SUPPLIED

Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic (betaxolol hydrochloride) Solution is a sterile, isotonic, aqueous solution of betaxolol hydrochloride. Supplied as follows: 5, 10 and 15 mL in plastic ophthalmic DROP-TAINER* dispensers.

5 mL: NDC 6134-245-01                          15 mL: NDC 6134-245-02
10 mL: NDC 6134-245-03

STORAGE: Store at room temperature.

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*Drop-Tainer is a registered trademark of Alcon Manufacturing , Ltd.
FDA revision date: 02/14/06

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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