Betaxolol- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of Drug 3Betaxolol is an Ophthalmological Preparations drug
Mechanism of ActionBetaxolol is a selective blocker of catecholamine stimulation of beta(1)-adrenergic receptors in the heart and vascular smooth muscle.
IndicationsBetaxolol is used for Glaucoma
Chemical Structure 2Thumb
IUPAC name1-[4-[2-(cyclopropylmethoxy)ethyl]phenoxy]-3-(propan-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol
Molecular details Molecular Formula: C18H29NO3
Molecular Weight: 307.4 g/mol
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage formsEYE DROPS
Betaxolol Eye Drops For Glaucoma, Rs 60 /bottle Actiza Pharmaceutical  Private Limited | ID: 14626866162
Dose 1Instillation into the eye
Adult- 1 to 2 drops, twice daily.
Child- Not recommended.
Pharmacokinetic properties 1. bioavailability of 89% ± 5%
2. Volume of distribution- Not Available
3. Protein binding- 50%
4. Metabolism- Primarily hepatic.
5. Half-life- 14-22 hours
Contraindications1. Systemic absorption may follow topical application to the eyes
2. Heart block, or uncontrolled heart failure
3. Hypersensitivity
Precautions 1. Avoid in asthma
2. Poor cardiac reserve
3. Hepatic impairment
4. Not for injection
5. Pregnancy
Adverse Effects 1. Ocular stinging
2. Burning
3. Pain
4. Itching
5. Erythema
6. Dry eyes
7. Allergic reactions
Pregnancy Category C

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