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If you have high eye pressure, your healthcare provider may prescribe an eyedrop called Betoptic® (betaxolol hydrochloride). This product belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is applied to the affected eye(s) once a day in the morning. Beta blockers such as this product work to reduce eye pressure by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.
 
Although this eyedrop is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this medication. Betoptic's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, side effects are possible and may include temporary eye discomfort.
 
(To learn more about this medication, click Betoptic. This article contains detailed information on a number of topics, such as available strengths, generic availability, and what to do if you miss a dose.)
 
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