Betoptic S Eyedrops (Betaxolol) Medication


Betoptic S Eyedrops (Betaxolol)

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Drug Description


Betoptic S Eyedrops is indicated for the management of elevated intraocular pressure associated with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. 

As a beta blocker medication, Betoptic S Eyedrops works by reducing the amount of fluid made within the eye. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before initiating Betoptic S Eyedrops and with each prescription refill, thoroughly read the patient information leaflet supplied by your pharmacist. Should you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist for guidance. 

Typically, Betoptic S Eyedrops are administered as one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, as prescribed by the doctor. 

Before use, visually inspect the liquid for any changes in color or presence of particles. If any such alterations are observed, refrain from using it and seek a replacement from your pharmacist. 

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before applying Betoptic S Eyedrops. Wait a minimum of 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses. 

To properly apply this eye drops: 

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly. Do not touch the dropper’s tip or let it touch the eye or other surfaces to prevent contamination. 
  2. Before each use, shake the bottle well and remove the screw cap. 
  3. Hold the bottle upside down, gripping it between your thumb and middle finger, with the fingertips facing towards you. 
  4. Tilt your head back and position the bottle above the affected eye. 
  5. With your opposite hand, place a finger under the eye, gently pulling down to create a “V” pocket between the eye and the lower lid. 
  6. Press the bottom of the bottle to dispense one drop of medication – do not squeeze the sides of the bottle. 
  7. Repeat these steps for the other eye if directed or if your dose is more than one drop. 
  8. Replace the dropper cap after every use without rinsing the dropper. 

If using other topically applied ophthalmic medications, administer them at least 10 minutes before applying Betoptic S Eyedrops. 

Consistently use Betoptic S Eyedrops at the same times daily to maximize its benefits. Continue using this medication even if you feel well and consult your doctor before discontinuing treatment. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Eye irritation 
  • Itchy or watery eyes 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Sensation of something in the eye 
  • Increased sensitivity to light 

Promptly notify your doctor if any common side effects persist or become more severe. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing) 
  • Shortness of breath while lying down 
  • Chest pain, cough with foamy mucus 
  • Swelling, rapid weight gain 
  • Drooping eyelids 
  • Muscle weakness in the arms or legs 

Tell your doctor right away if you exhibit any serious side effects. 

Allergic Reactions 

Seek prompt medical assistance if you experience signs of an allergic reaction to Betoptic S Eyedrops, such as: 

  • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat 
  • Hives 
  • Difficulty in breathing 

This list does not encompass all potential side effects of Betoptic S Eyedrops. If you experience any unlisted effects, inform your doctor. 


Before starting treatment with Betoptic S Eyedrops, inform your doctor if you have any known allergies, particularly to betaxolol, other beta-blockers (e.g., timolol, metipranolol), or any of the inactive ingredients in these eye drops. 

Inform your doctor about your medical background before using Betoptic S Eyedrops, particularly if you have a history of: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) 
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) 
  • Muscle weakness disorders (e.g., myasthenia gravis) 
  • Breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD) 
  • Heart problems (e.g., heart failure, slow heartbeat, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block) 
  • Cerebrovascular insufficiency (low blood flow to the brain)  
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon (poor blood flow to the hands/feet) 
  • Severe allergies 

Notify your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements, or herbal products to lower the potential for drug interactions with Betoptic S Eyedrops. 

Some of the products that may interact with Betoptic S Eyedrops are medications for high blood pressure (e.g., clonidine, oral beta blockers like propranolol, calcium channel blockers like diltiazem), and epinephrine. 

Prior to any surgery, including eye surgery, inform the surgeon in advance about your use of Betoptic S Eyedrops, as a temporary cessation of the medication may be necessary. 

Exercise caution in activities such as driving or tasks requiring clear vision as Betoptic S Eyedrops may cause blurred vision. 

Individuals with diabetes should be aware that Betoptic S Eyedrops may impact their ability to manage blood sugar levels. Monitor blood sugar levels regularly as prescribed by a healthcare professional. Adjustments to diabetes medication, exercise regimen, or dietary plan may be necessary in consultation with the doctor. 

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before using Betoptic S Eyedrops, as its potential impact on the unborn child is not yet known. 

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as it is uncertain whether betaxolol ophthalmic passes into breast milk or poses a risk to a nursing baby. 

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