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Betaxon Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Betaxon)?

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and apply the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose (Betaxon)?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected or if the drops have been ingested.

Symptoms of a levobetaxolol ophthalmic overdose may include a slow heart rate, fainting, and a heart attack.

What should I avoid while using levobetaxolol ophthalmic (Betaxon)?

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in the eye.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying levobetaxolol ophthalmic. Ask your doctor if contact lenses can be reinserted after application of the medication.

Do not use other eye medications during treatment with levobetaxolol ophthalmic except under the direction of your doctor.

What other drugs will affect levobetaxolol ophthalmic (Betaxon)?

Do not use other eye medications during treatment with levobetaxolol ophthalmic except under the direction of your doctor.

Before using levobetaxolol ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • another beta-blocker by mouth, such as propranolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), or metoprolol (Lopressor);
  • reserpine, prazosin (Minipress), doxazosin (Cardura), tamsulosin (Flomax), or terazosin (Hytrin); or
  • a stimulant drug, such as amphetamine, amphetamine-dextroamphetamine (Adderall); dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine, Dextrostat), diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan), methylphenidate (Ritalin); pemoline (Cylert); phentermine (Adipex-P, Fastin, Ionamin); and others.

You may not be able to use levobetaxolol ophthalmic, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with levobetaxolol ophthalmic. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about levobetaxolol ophthalmic written for health professionals that you may read.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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