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Betaxon

BETAXON
(levobetaxolol hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Suspension 0.5%
Sterile Topical Ophthalmic Drops

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BETAXON™ (levobetaxolol hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) 0.5% contains levobetaxolol hydrochloride, a cardioselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent, in a sterile resin suspension formulation. Levobetaxolol hydrochloride is a white, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 343.89. The specific rotation is:

[α]25°C/589nm -19.67°(c=20 mg/mL; methanol)

The chemical structure is:

BETAXON (levobetaxolol hydrochloride) Structural Formula Illustration

Empirical Formula: C18H29NO3•HCl

Chemical Name: (S)-1-[p-[2-(cyclopropylemethoxy)ethyl]phenoxy]3-(isopropylamino)-2-propanol hydrochloride.

Each mL of BETAXON™ (levobetaxolol hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) 0.5% contains: Active: levobetaxolol HCl 5.6 mg equivalent to 5.0 mg of levobetaxolol free base. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01%. Inactives: mannitol, poly(styrene-divinyl benzene) sulfonic acid, Carbomer 974P, boric acid, N-lauroylsarcosine, edetate disodium, hydrochloric acid or tromethamine (to adjust pH) and purified water. It has a pH of 5.5 to 7.5 and an osmolality of 260 to 340 mOsm per kg.

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/30/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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