The dose of Betoptic that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Betoptic Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Betoptic can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience bothersome side effects (most people actually tolerate it quite well). If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effect of this product during clinical trials was temporary eye discomfort.
(Click Betoptic Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Betoptic may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Betoptic Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Heart failure
- Had a recent heart attack
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart block
- An upcoming surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Betaxolol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Betaxolol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Betoptic Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)