Betagan (Levobunolol) Ophthalmic Solution

Levobunolol General Information

Betagan (Levobunolol) is used to treat high pressure in the eye due to glaucoma or an open-angle type. This can also be used on other eye diseases like ocular hypertension. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This medication can be used alone or in combination with other medications to treat such conditions. 

How does Betagan (Levobunolol) work?    

Your eyeball has a watery liquid, which is always being drained out of the eye, and new liquid is made to substitute this. Glaucoma can happen when the liquid does not drain out fast enough. This leads to raised pressure within the eyeball which can sooner or later damage your sight. Betagan (Levobunolol) works by decreasing the making of liquid. This lessens the pressure inside the eye. 

Why used Betagan (Levobunolol)?

Betagan (Levobunolol) belongs to the class of medications called beta blockers. This medication is a non-cardio selective beta-adrenoceptor blocking agent for ophthalmic use. The solution is colorless to slightly light yellow in appearance. This has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the eye condition.

How to use Betagan (Levobunolol)?

The recommended dosage for this treatment is 1 drop of Betagan (Levobunolol) 0.5%. This is usually given once or twice a day in the affected eye/s. Before applying the eye drop make sure that your hands are already clean. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye after applying the medication. Do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drop. Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses. Follow the dosing instructions carefully to avoid some complications. 

What are the side-effects of Betagan (Levobunolol)?

  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Spinning sensation
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Tired feeling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Mild skin rash or itching
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Mild burning, itching, stinging, or discomfort of your eye

Stop using this medication and call your doctor right away if these happen:

  • Severe swelling, itching, burning, redness, pain or discomfort in or around your eye
  • Crusting or oozing of your eyes or eyelids
  • Severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash

Warnings and Precautions

  • Do not share this to others with the same symptoms as yours.
  • This is not prescribed if you are allergic to it.
  • Keep this far from heat, moisture, and reach of children.