This medicine should be stored at room temperature. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you do not take your Betoptic as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
The medication comes in the following strengths:
Betoptic 0.5 percent solution
Betoptic 0.25 percent suspension.
Betoptic solution (but not Betoptic S suspension) is available in generic form (see Generic Betoptic).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Betoptic [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX; Alcon Laboratories; 2006 February.
Betoptic S [package insert]. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon Laboratories; 2008 May.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed June 10, 2011.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed May 5, 2009.
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