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Betagan 0.5% W/V Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Allergan India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Levobunolol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Betagan 0.5% W/V Eye Drop a non-selective beta blocker, is used for treating open angle type glaucoma and other eye diseases such as ocular hypertension. It works by reducing the amount of fluid production within the eye thereby lowering the pressure and preventing blindness.

Betagan 0.5% W/V Eye Drop should be applied after washing hands. The tip of the dropper or the patient’s eye should not be touched to avoid contamination. A person using contact lenses should remove them before using the eye drop and should wait at least 15 minutes before replacing their lenses. The dropper cap should be replaced after each use. After applying the drop a gentle pressure should be applied unless the patient has undergone recent eye surgery.

The drop is available in two concentrations i.e. 2.5 mg/ml and 5 mg/ml and should be used one or twice daily in the affected eye(s). The patient must not use other topical ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocking drugs along with this drug.

The common side effects of Betagan 0.5% W/V Eye Drop include burning sensation of the eye(s), drainage form the eye, itching, swelling or redness of the eye or eyelid, blurred vision, confusion, dizziness and others.

eye itching

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.
  • Stinging In The Eyes

  • Blurred Vision

  • Burning Eyes

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

This medication falls under the class of an ophthalmic drug used to treat high pressures within the eyes as it can lead to blindness. The active constituent of this medication belongs to the class of beta-blockers. It works by lowering the fluid production in patients eyes, thus the pressure of the eyes are lowered.

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