Side Effects of Levobunolol
Some of levobunolol's common side effects include temporary eye burning and inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid. While most side effects of the eye drops tend to be minor, there are some potentially serious side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience a slow heart rate, an unexplained rash, or difficulty breathing.
An Introduction to Levobunolol Side EffectsAs with any medicine, levobunolol hydrochloride (Betagan®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with levobunolol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of levobunolol side effects with you.)
Serious Side Effects of LevobunololSome side effects with levobunolol, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Worsening of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Signs of an allergic reaction to the medication, such as:
- An unexplained rash or hives
- Itching (more than the usual itching related to eye allergies)
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
Of course, any eye drop can cause problems (such as an eye infection) if it is contaminated, so be sure to avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Report any signs of an eye infection (such as severe pain, swelling, or redness) to your healthcare provider right away.