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Betaxolol Hydrochloride 

Betoptic S

Betoptic S 0.25% is an FDA-approved prescription eye drop used for reducing intraocular pressure in conditions like ocular hypertension and glaucoma. It contains betaxolol hydrochloride, which works by decreasing the fluid production in the eye. It comes in two strengths, 0.5% and 0.25%, and is usually used twice daily in the affected eye. It is contraindicated for use in patients who have hypersensitivity to Betoptic S or any of its ingredients, cardiogenic shock, overt cardiac failure, and sinus bradycardia. For safe and efficient use, it is crucial to consult a licensed healthcare professional and discuss the risks and benefits associated with Betoptic S. To ensure that the medications you use are authentic, buy Betoptic S (Betaxolol Hydrochloride) online from the best Canadian online pharmacy. 

Product Overview

Betoptic S is a prescription eye drop primarily containing Betaxolol Hydrochloride, a beta blocker known for decreasing intraocular pressure in conditions like glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It reduces fluid production within the eye, lowering pressure levels crucial for managing such eye ailments. Available in two strengths, 0.25% and 0.5%, Betoptic S is typically administered as 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) twice every day. Usage involves shaking the bottle, avoiding contact with soft contact lenses, and ensuring hands are clean before application. 

The process entails creating a pocket by tilting the head, squeezing the drop into the eye, and maintaining closed eyes for about a minute to prevent drainage. Patients should adhere strictly to prescribed dosages, ensuring a time gap if multiple drops are required or other eye medications are being used. While usually well-tolerated, common side effects may include blurred vision, eye dryness, and itching. Precautionary measures advise against abrupt discontinuation, especially in individuals with certain medical conditions like heart ailments, thyroid disorders, or diabetes. 

Individuals are encouraged to follow a regular dosing schedule or consult healthcare providers for guidance in case of missed doses. Storage instructions entail keeping Betoptic S tightly sealed, away from direct sunlight, excess heat, and moisture in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Proper disposal methods should be followed for outdated or unused medication, while interactions with other drugs and potential alternatives should be discussed with healthcare providers for comprehensive management strategies.

Uses of Betoptic S

It is used to treat:

  • Increased intraocular pressure due to glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

How to Use Betoptic S?

Dosage

Betoptic S 0.25% ophthalmic solution comes as an eye drop in the tear duct, usually once daily. The strengths are as follows:

  • 0.25%
  • 0.5%

Recommended Dosage for Betoptic S

  • The recommended daily dosage of Betoptic S is 0.25%, which is one to two drops in the affected eye twice daily. 

[Note: Remember these recommendations may vary depending on person to person. Discuss it with your doctor, and they’ll customize your dosage accordingly.]

How to Take It?

  • Use Betoptic S exactly as directed by your doctor, and carefully read and follow the instructions for use given in the patient information leaflet.
  • Follow all directions for use on the prescription label for safe and efficient use. Do not use this medication in fewer or more amounts or longer than prescribed.
  • The usual daily dose is one drop into the affected eye twice daily. 
  • Shake the eye drops bottle well before use.
  • Do not use Betoptic S while wearing soft contact lenses. Remove the contact lenses before putting the eye drops and wait for at least fifteen minutes after putting them to reinsert them.
  • Properly wash and air dry your hands before applying the eye drops. 
  • Slightly slant your head and pull down your lower eyelid to create a pocket for eye drops.
  • Hold the dropper exactly above the eye with its tip down.
  • Look up and gently squeeze a drop into the affected eye.
  • Close your eyes for around sixty seconds. Apply gentle pressure in the corner near the tear duct using your fingers. This prevents the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
  • Do not blink or rub your eyes.
  • Only use the prescribed number of drops. Using double or extra doses will not improve the condition, it will only cause side effects. 
  • If your doctor has prescribed you two or more than two drops, you should keep a gap for at least five minutes between both of them. 
  • If your doctor has recommended you to use eye drops in both eyes, repeat the above procedure in your other eye as well.
  • If your doctor has prescribed certain eye drops and ointments, you should wait at least ten minutes before using other eye medications. 
  • Do not allow the tip of the eye dropper to touch any surface, such as the eye, skin, and more, as it can cause contamination. 
  • Using contaminated eye drops can infect your eye and cause severe vision problems. 
  • You should not use this medication if the liquid changes visual appearance, such as discoloration and particles. Call your pharmacist to get a new one. Discard unwanted medications properly so that animals, children, and other people don’t use them. 
  • Call your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection or eye injury. They may recommend you to replace your old bottle with a new one. 
  • If you are planning to undergo eye or dental surgery, tell your doctor, dentist, and surgeon in advance that you are using all medications, including Betoptic S. Your physician or healthcare provider may suggest you temporarily stop taking the medication and resume it 5-6 days after surgery. 
  • You may keep the medication upright in the refrigerator or at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture. 
  • Do not rinse the tip of the dropper or wash it. 
  • Replace the cap of the bottle after each use. 
  • This medication may cause temporary changes in the vision. Be cautious while driving, operating machinery and indulging in activities that need clear vision. It is best recommended to wait till your vision becomes clear. 
  • It is essential to maintain consistency in dosage and take the medication around the same time every day to get the most benefit. 
  • Continue using this medication even if you feel well. 
  • In some people, the eye pressure may take a few weeks to show effect. 
  • Similar to any new medication, patients are required to monitor themselves for any unwanted side effects carefully. 
  • Patients can use concurrent medication with pilocarpine and other epinephrine, miotics, and/or carbonic anhydrase inhibitors if the intraocular pressure is not adequately controlled.

[Note: Your doctor will decide the right amount for you based on your condition, following guidelines and studies on the drug. They’ll adjust it as needed over time.]

How Does Betoptic S Work?

Betoptic S is a beta blocker medication used to treat certain eye conditions, specifically open-angle glaucoma and other causes of intraocular pressure inside the eye. It contains the active ingredient betaxolol hydrochloride, which helps reduce the pressure inside the eye by lowering the amount of fluid present. By decreasing the fluid in the eye, medication effectively reduces the intraocular pressure, which is crucial for managing glaucoma and preventing vision loss.

Important Safety Information

Side Effects

Common side effects of Betoptic S may include: 

  • Blurred vision
  • Eye dryness
  • Eye pain
  • Eye tearing
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Temporary eye discomfort or irritation after using the medication
  • Temporary blurred vision

Mild side effects of Betoptic S may include:

  • Burning or watering of the eye
  • Changes in vision
  • Crusty lashes
  • Decreased night vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Hair loss
  • Feeling like there is something in your eye
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Itching
  • Itchy eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Stinging
  • Trouble sleeping 

Adverse side effects of Betoptic S may include:

  • Severe allergic reaction. Symptoms may include:
    • Redness
    • Itching
    • Rashes
    • Swelling
    • Difficulty breathing 
  • Different size pupils of the eyes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Droopy upper eyelid
  • Eye pain
  • Heart failure
  • Irregular, fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat
  • Mental/mood changes 
  • Muscle weakness
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the eye or eyelid
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, or lower legs
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Weakness on one side of the body

[Note: This list may not cover all possible side effects. Always consult with your healthcare giver for medical advice about side effects.]

Warnings

  • You should not use this medication if you have a severe heart condition or slow heartbeat.
  • This medication should be used with caution in individuals belonging to certain groups, such as heart ailments, thyroid disorders, and diabetes, especially hypoglycemia, as it can cause serious health problems to such patients. 
  • Betoptic S can cause symptoms of hypoglycemia to hide, except for sweating and dizziness. Little amounts of the medication are absorbed into your body, so this is very unlikely to occur. Talk to a licensed healthcare professional to know if you should monitor your blood sugar levels more frequently while taking this medication.
  • Beta-blockers can also cause individuals suffering from overactive thyroid to not notice the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, like rapid heart rate. Little amounts of the medication are absorbed into your body, so this is very unlikely to occur. Talk with your doctor before taking this medication and let them know that you have thyroid problems. 
  • This medication can also cause some people to experience muscle weakness, especially while exercising. Little amounts of the medication are absorbed into your body, so this is very unlikely to occur. Let your doctor know if you experience muscle weakness, pain, and cramps after taking this medication. 
  • Beta-blockers such as Betoptic S are not recommended for use in individuals with bronchospastic diseases, such as COPD and asthma, as they can lead to difficulty breathing. Little amounts of the medication are absorbed into your body, so this is very unlikely to occur, but ensure that your doctor knows about your medical history, especially if you have or have ever had any lung or respiratory system conditions before taking the medication. 
  • Rarely, while using Betoptic S, some patients developed heart failure. Let your doctor know immediately if you experience swelling in your ankles or feet, if your heartbeat is rapid or irregular, or if you have shortness of breath while exercising or relaxing.  
  • Do not stop taking the eye medication abruptly without consulting your doctor or ophthalmologist, as it may cause unwanted side effects.
  • Discontinue using this medication before general anesthesia.

Precautions

  • Betoptic S does not cure glaucoma but helps control the symptoms. You should continue taking the medication even if you feel better. 
  • Before starting to use this medication, tell your doctor if you are:
    • Allergic to Betoptic S, betaxolol, or any other inactive ingredients present in the medication. 
    • Allergic to any other beta blockers. 
    • Have any other allergies.
  • Before starting to use this medication, share your personal and family medical history with your doctor, especially if you have the following conditions:
    • Breathing problems, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    • Cardiovascular problems, such as slow heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, heart failure, and atrioventricular block.
    • Cerebrovascular insufficiency
    • Diabetes
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hyperthyroidism 
    • Muscle weakness disorders
    • Raynaud’s phenomenon
    • Severe allergies
  • If you have an infection, injury, or planned surgery, ask your surgeon if you can continue taking eye drops from your current Betoptic S bottle. Your healthcare provider may recommend you to start using a new bottle. 
  • Before having surgery, including a dental procedure, tell your doctor about all your medications. This includes prescription medicines, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal supplements. 
  • This medication may make you feel dizzy or cause temporary changes in your vision. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or indulge in activities that require clear vision until your eye sight becomes clear. 
  • It is not recommended to take large amounts of alcohol while you are receiving treatment with Betoptic S, as it can cause unwanted side effects. 
  • Let your doctor know if you are using marijuana. 
  • Betoptic S 0.25% ophthalmic solution can affect the rapid and pounding heartbeat that you would usually feel when you are experiencing hypoglycemia. The risk is higher if your body is under stress due to diabetes, nausea/vomiting, not eating regularly, or fasting. This medication does not affect other symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as sweating and dizziness. 
  • If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this medication may make it harder for you to regulate your blood glucose levels. 
  • Check your blood glucose levels on a regular basis and share the report with your doctor to know your progress and how this medication affects your body. 
  • Let your doctor know immediately if you have hyperglycemia symptoms, such as increased urination and thirst. You may need an adjustment in dosage, diet or exercise. 
  • If you think you may be pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant, you should take this medication only when it is clearly necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits of taking Betoptic S before taking the medication.
  • It is not known if Betoptic S 0.25% eye drop passes into breast milk. It is unlikely to cause any harm to the infant, but you should still consult your healthcare provider before taking this medication. 
  • You should not use this medication if: 
    • The expiration date mentioned on the prescription label has passed.
    • The packaging is torn. 
    • The safety seal around the neck area is tampered with
  • Return the damaged and outdated medication to the pharmacist for disposal. 
  • The safety and efficacy of Betoptic S has not been established in children and thus are not indicated for use in pediatric patients. However, the doctor may prescribe this medication after determining the medication is safe for use by outweighing the risks with benefits. 

Contraindications 

Betoptic S is contraindicated for use in patients who have:

  • Hypersensitivity to Betoptic S or any of its ingredients
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Overt cardiac failure
  • Sinus bradycardia

Missed Dose

  • For the best results, it is recommended to maintain consistency and take the medication around the same time every day. 
  • If you forget to take a dose of Betoptic S, you should take it as soon as you remember. 
  • However, if it is almost time to take the medication, you may omit the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. 
  • Setting a reminder on your phone is recommended to avoid forgetting a dose. 

[Note: If you have missed a medication dose and are unsure when to take the next one, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist.]

Overdose 

If Betoptic S is swallowed accidentally, it can cause harmful side effects such as trouble breathing and irregular and slow heartbeat. If someone has taken the dose more than recommended and is experiencing severe symptoms such as trouble breathing, seizures, and passing out, immediately seek medical assistance. You can call 911 or head to the nearest emergency room. 

[Note: If you consumed more than the recommended dose, get medical help immediately or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.]

Storage

  • Store Betoptic S 0.25% ophthalmic solution tightly closed in the refrigerator in an upright position or at a controlled room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. 
  • Do not allow the medication to freeze. Do not use it if frozen. 
  • Keep all medications, including Betoptic S, away from the sight and reach of children and pets. 
  • Do not keep medications that are outdated or no longer needed. Discard them safely.
  • Do not flush the medication or pour it in the drain unless instructed to do so. 
  • Do not throw the medication in wastewater or household garbage bins. 
  • The best way to get rid of unwanted medication is the medicine-take-back program. 
  • Call your healthcare provider or local waste disposal company for information on properly discarding unwanted medications. 

[Note: Discuss with your healthcare professional the proper disposal of unused medicine and any questions you may have regarding its storage.]

Betoptic S Interactions

Betoptic S may interact with the following medications. If both medications are prescribed together, your doctor may change your dosage or frequency of one or both medications. 

  • Aceclofenac  
  • Acemetacin  
  • Albuterol  
  • Amtolmetin Guacil  
  • Aspirin  
  • Bromfenac  
  • Bufexamac  
  • Celecoxib  
  • Ceritinib  
  • Choline Salicylate  
  • Clonixin  
  • Crizotinib  
  • Dexibuprofen  
  • Dexketoprofen  
  • Diclofenac  
  • Diflunisal  
  • Disopyramide  
  • Dipyrone  
  • Dronedarone  
  • Droxicam  
  • Etodolac  
  • Etofenamate  
  • Etoricoxib  
  • Fenoldopam  
  • Fenoprofen  
  • Fepradinol  
  • Feprazone  
  • Fingolimod  
  • Floctafenine  
  • Flufenamic Acid  
  • Flurbiprofen  
  • Formoterol  
  • Ibuprofen  
  • Indacaterol  
  • Indomethacin  
  • Iohexol  
  • Ketoprofen  
  • Ketorolac  
  • Lacosamide  
  • Lornoxicam  
  • Loxoprofen  
  • Lumiracoxib  
  • Meclofenamate  
  • Mefenamic Acid  
  • Meloxicam  
  • Morniflumate  
  • Nabumetone  
  • Naproxen  
  • Nepafenac  
  • Niflumic Acid  
  • Nimesulide  
  • Nimesulide Beta Cyclodextrin  
  • Olodaterol  
  • Oxaprozin  
  • Oxyphenbutazone  
  • Parecoxib  
  • Phenylbutazone  
  • Piketoprofen  
  • Piroxicam  
  • Ponesimod  
  • Pranoprofen  
  • Proglumetacin  
  • Propyphenazone  
  • Proquazone  
  • Rivastigmine  
  • Rofecoxib  
  • Salmeterol  
  • Salicylic Acid  
  • Salsalate  
  • Siponimod  
  • Sodium Salicylate  
  • St John’s Wort  
  • Sulindac  
  • Terbutaline  
  • Tenoxicam  
  • Tiaprofenic Acid  
  • Tolfenamic Acid  
  • Tolmetin  
  • Valdecoxib  
  • Vilanterol  

[Note: This isn’t a complete list, and there could be other drugs that interact with Betoptic S. Make sure to tell your doctor any prescription, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal products you’re taking.]

Betoptic S Alternatives

[Note: Your doctor will choose what’s best for you. Don’t use any of these alternative medications without consulting your healthcare provider. Taking them by yourself may cause serious side effects.] 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Betoptic S be used in combination with other eye medications?

Betoptic S can be used alone or in combination with other eye medications to treat intraocular pressure due to ocular hypertension or glaucoma in the affected eye(s). Ensure that it is not used with other topical beta-blocking agents.

How long does it typically take for Betoptic S to lower intraocular pressure?

It may take several weeks to see the full benefit of the medication. You should use this medication exactly as your doctor directs in the dosage prescribed. Continue to use it even if you feel better. Let your doctor know if your condition does not improve or worsens even after several weeks of using the medication.

What precautions should be taken for patients with pre-existing heart conditions while using Betoptic S?

Individuals with pre-existing heart conditions should be closely observed for signs of deterioration of these conditions, and the medication should be discontinued immediately if there is any sign or symptom of heart failure.

Are there any specific instructions for storing Betoptic S to ensure its effectiveness?

You should keep Betoptic S 0.25% ophthalmic solution tightly closed in the refrigerator at the upright position or at a controlled room temperature, away from excess heat, direct sunlight, and moisture. Do not allow the medication to freeze or use expired or no longer-needed medications.

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