Betagan (Levobunolol Hcl)

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Levobunolol Hcl (Generic alternate to Betagan) Generic

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Betagan is ophthalmic medication primarily used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to conditions such as glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It contains an active ingridenr called Llevobunolol hydrochloride which is a beta-blocker. Levobunolol works by reducing the production of fluid in the eye, which helps to decrease the pressure inside the eye. It achieves this by blocking the effects of certain chemicals in the body known as beta-adrenergic receptors.

In the eyes, beta-adrenergic receptors control the production and drainage of fluid, which directly affects the pressure inside the eye. By blocking these receptors, Betagan helps to reduce the production of fluid and increase the drainage of fluid from the eye, which ultimately leads to a decrease in the pressure inside the eye. This can help to prevent damage to the optic nerve and preserve vision in individuals with conditions such as glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Use and Dosage

If you are applying Betagan eye drops, avoid any possible contamination by refraining from touching the dropper tip or letting it touch your eye or any other surface. If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.

To apply eye drops, here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Wash your hands before starting the application to prevent possible contamination.
  2. Tilt your head back slightly and look upward.
  3. Use your index finger to pull down the lower corner of your eye to create a small pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper directly over the pocket, making sure it does not touch the eye.
  5. After administering the drop, close your eyes gently, and apply slight pressure on the inner corner of your eye.
  6. Do not blink or rub your eyes for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Insert one drop into the pocket.
  8. Instruct your doctor to determine how often you should apply the drops.

Do not blink or rub your eyes after applying the drops. Also, do not rinse the dropper after each use and make sure to correctly replace the dropper cap. Do not rinse the dropper after each use and replace the dropper cap correctly.

Ensure you wait at least 5-10 minutes before applying a different eye medicine to prevent interaction and maximize results. For optimal outcomes, take the eye drops regularly and at the same time each day. Even if you don't feel unwell, keep using the medication since most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes do not sense illness.

Side Effects

Common Side Effects of Betagan (Levobunolol Hcl):

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling like something is in your eye
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Mild burning in your eyes
  • Rash and
  • Stinging or eye discomfort
  • Weakness

Serious Side Effects of Betagan (Levobunolol Hcl):

  • Burning eyes
  • Chest tightness
  • Cold feeling
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Hives
  • Lightheadedness
  • Numbness
  • Pale appearance of your fingers or toes
  • Red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling
  • Severe swelling itching burning redness pain or discomfort in or around your eye
  • Skin pain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
  • Weak pulse
  • Wheezing

Forms and Strength

Betagan (Levobunolol Hcl) is available in the following forms and strength:

Betagan: Eye Drops

  • 0.50%


  • Allergic reactions: If you have a known allergy to levobunolol or any other beta-blockers, you should not take Betagan.
  • Respiratory problems: Betagan can cause breathing difficulties in people with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other respiratory conditions.
  • Cardiovascular problems: Beta-blockers like Betagan can affect heart rate and blood pressure, which can be problematic for people with certain heart conditions.
  • Diabetes: Betagan can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, making it difficult to recognize and treat hypoglycemia.
  • Thyroid disorders: Betagan can interfere with thyroid function tests, potentially leading to misdiagnosis or inadequate treatment of thyroid disorders.
  • Eye problems: Betagan is used to treat high pressure inside the eye, but it can also cause a temporary burning or stinging sensation in the eyes, as well as blurred vision.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Betagan's safety has not been established in pregnant or breastfeeding women, so it should be used only if clearly needed and under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
  • Kidney or liver disease: Betagan is primarily eliminated from the body through the kidneys and liver, so people with impaired kidney or liver function may require dosage adjustments or close monitoring while taking the medication.
  • Surgery: Before undergoing any surgery, including dental procedures, inform your surgeon or dentist that you are taking Betagan.
  • Other medications: Betagan can interact with certain medications, including other beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and insulin. Inform your doctor about all medications you are taking before starting treatment with Betagan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Betagan be used with other eye drops?

When using multiple eye drops, it's important to wait at least 5 minutes between administering each medication to avoid dilution and potential decrease in efficacy.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Betagan?

If you miss a dose of Betagan, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.

Can Betagan be used in children?

The safety and efficacy of Betagan in children has not been established, so it should be used only under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Are there any dietary restrictions I should follow while taking Betagan?

There are typically no dietary restrictions when taking Betagan, although it's always important to speak with a healthcare provider regarding any concerns about drug interactions.



It's important to purchase Betagan from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Levobunolol Hcl





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