Betoptic Warnings and Precautions
You should not take Betoptic if you:
- Are allergic to Betoptic, betaxolol hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make the eye drop (including benzalkonium chloride). Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
- Have a very low heart rate (severe bradycardia).
- Have severe heart failure.
- Have second or third degree heart block (a problem with electrical signal conduction in the heart).
- Have cardiogenic shock (an emergency heart problem).
There are a number of situations in which Betoptic should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.