Betaxolol hydrochloride Drug Information

Contains Betaxolol hydrochloride drug information and provides Betaxolol hydrochloride drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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Indications:
PO: Hypertension, alone or with other antihypertensive agents (especially diuretics). Ophthalmic: Ocular hypertension and chronic open-angle glaucoma (used alone or in combination with other antiglaucoma drugs).
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Contraindications:
No Available information
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Special Concerns:
Use with caution during lactation. Safety and effectiveness have not been determined in children. Geriatric clients are at greater risk of developing bradycardia.
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Side Effects:
No Available information
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Overdose Management:
No Available information
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Drug Interactions:
No Available information
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Dosage:
•Tablets Hypertension.

Initial: 10 mg once daily either alone or with a diuretic. If the desired effect is not reached, the dose can be increased to 20 mg although doses higher than 20 mg will not increase the therapeutic effect. In geriatric clients the initial dose should be 5 mg/day.

•Ophthalmic Solution, Suspension Ocular hypertension; chronic open-angle glaucoma.

Adults, usual: 1-2 gtt b.i.d. If used to replace another drug, continue the drug being used and add 1 gtt of betaxolol b.i.d. The previous drug should be discontinued the following day. If transferring from several antiglaucoma drugs being used together, adjust one drug at a time at intervals of not less than 1 week. The agents being used can be continued and add 1 gtt betaxolol b.i.d. The next day another agent should be discontinued. The remaining antiglaucoma drug dosage can be decreased or discontinued depending on the response of the client.
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