"Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found a unique cell type that, in tests on mice, can protect against uveitis—a group of inflammatory diseases that affect the eye and can cause vision loss.
Uveitis occurs when "...
No information is available on overdosage of humans. The oral LD50 of the drug ranged from 350-920 mg/kg in mice and 860-1050 mg/kg in rats. The symptoms which might be expected with an overdose of a systemically administered beta-1-adrenergic receptor inhibitor are bradycardia, hypotension and acute cardiac failure.
BETOPTIC S® (betaxolol hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) Suspension is contraindicated in patients with:
- sinus bradycardia
- greater than a first degree atrioventricular block
- cardiogenic shock
- patients with overt cardiac failure
- hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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