Generic Betagan is developed by medical scientists to fight with high pressure inside the eyes. Target of Generic Betagan is to treat glaucoma and condition called ocular (eye) hypertension. It acts on receptors in the blood vessels of the eye and causes them to constrict. This lessens the amount of watery fluid (aqueous humour) that passes out of the blood vessels into the eye-ball. Generic Betagan also blocks the area of the eye that actively produces aqueous humour. Generic Betagan is also known as Finacea, Finacea Plus, Finevin. Generic name of Generic Betagan is Levobunolol (Ophthalmic route). Brand name of Generic Betagan is Azelex.
Generic Betagan is available in drops.
Generic Betagan contains benzalkonium chloride, a preservative that may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Contact lenses should be removed before using Generic Betagan.
1. Wash your hands before usage.
2. Tilt your head back.
3. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medication into the pouch and gently close your eyes. Immediately use your finger to apply pressure to the inside corner of the eye (unless you recently had eye surgery) and continue to apply pressure for 1 or 2 minutes after using the medicine.
4. Do not blink. Keep your eyes closed for 1 or 2 minutes.
5. Remove excess medication around your eye with a clean tissue, being careful not to touch your eye.
6. Wash your hands after usage.
7. Do not touch the dropper tip to any surface, including your eye.
Keep Generic Betagan container tightly closed.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop using Generic Betagan suddenly.
Betagan Missing Dose
Do not take double dose. If you miss a dose you should take it as soon as you remember about your missing. If it is the time for the next dose you should continue your regular dosing schedule.
If you overdose Generic Betagan and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Betagan overdosage: dizziness, fainting, slow heartbeat.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
Betagan More Info
Active Ingredient: Levobunolol Hydrochloride.
Other Ingredients: Edetate Disodium, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Phosphate, Monobasic, Water, Sodium Chlorid, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzalkonium Chloride,
Do not take Generic Betagan if you are allergic to Generic Betagan components or to other beta-blockers (eg, propranolol).
Be very careful with Generic Betagan if you're pregnant or you plan to have a baby, or you are a nursing mother.
Do not take Generic Betagan if you have severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, complete or second-degree heart block, heart shock, a resting heart rate less than 60 beats/minute, or a heart rate less than 45 beats/minute after a heart attack, history of asthma.
Be careful with Generic Betagan if you have bronchitis, breathing or lung problems, COPD, diabetes, first-degree heart block, overactive thyroid, low blood sugar levels, blood flow or blood vessel problems, or a history of heart failure.
Be very careful with Generic Betagan if you take beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), bupivacaine, calcium channel blockers (eg, diltiazem), catecholamine-depleting agents (eg, reserpine), digoxin, disopyramide, flecainide, insulin, ketanserin, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), quinazolines (eg, alfuzosin), or verapamil, clonidine.
Avoid machine driving.
Be very careful with Generic Betagan if you decided to have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery.
If you suffer from diabetes you should remember that Generic Betagan can hide signs of low blood sugar (such as a rapid heart rate) and change blood sugar levels.
It can be dangerous to stop Generic Betagan using suddenly.