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Kerlone Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- What are the possible side effects of betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- What is the most important information I should know about betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- How should I take betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kerlone)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kerlone)?
- What should I avoid while taking betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- What other drugs will affect betaxolol (Kerlone)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kerlone)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 8 hours away, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Kerlone)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose can cause slow or uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking betaxolol (Kerlone)?
Betaxolol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking betaxolol.
What other drugs will affect betaxolol (Kerlone)?
Before taking betaxolol, tell your doctor if you are using:
- allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing);
- clonidine (Catapres);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- guanabenz (Wytensin);
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam);
- a diabetes medication such as insulin, glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), glipizide (Glucotrol), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), or metformin (Glucophage);
- a heart medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), reserpine (Serpasil), verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem);
- medicine for asthma or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair); or
- cold medicines, stimulant medicines, or diet pills.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with betaxolol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about betaxolol.
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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- Kerlone Overview including Precautions
- Kerlone FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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