Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)
What is Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) used for?
Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) is an ophthalmic beta blocker used to treat patients with open angle glaucoma or hypertension. It operates by reducing pressure within the eye to relieve pain, vision problems, and to prevent potential damage to the optic nerve. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)?
Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) should always be used according to your physician's instructions. The normal dosage is one drop administered once daily, but your particular directions will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Gently shake the bottle to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not discolored or cloudy. To administer the doses tilt the head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Close the eyelid slowly to spread the medicine and keep it closed for ten seconds allowing it to be absorbed. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the eye itself, to prevent contamination. Wash your hands after use to prevent the solution from contacting areas not being treated or other mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol)?
The use of Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are trouble breathing, irregular heart rate, severe swelling, intense pain, stinging, crusting, or discharge from the eye. Tell your physician about any unusual symptoms you encounter that are intense or worrying to you. These may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen to prevent further complications.
Remove your contact lenses before using Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol) to prevent unexpected problems from appearing. Do not begin using the medication if you have uncontrolled heart failure, poor circulation, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or heart block. Also disclose if you have psoriasis, myasthenia gravis, diabetes, depression, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, angina, peripheral arterial disorders, hypoglycemia, hypotension, or psoriasis. These conditions may require adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent more problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Optipres Eye Drops (Betaxolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.