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Betaxolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution

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How This Drug Works
Beta Blockers
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals called neurotransmitters from over-stimulating and damaging the body.
Beta-blockers prevent natural chemicals, neurotransmitters, from over-stimulating and damaging the body. These neurotransmitters can attach to beta-receptors located all over the body including the heart, kidneys, and eyes. Neurotransmitters that attach to beta-receptors can cause a faster heartbeat, narrower blood vessels, and more fluid pressure in the eyes. Beta-blockers compete with neurotransmitters to attach to the beta-receptors and prevent their stimulation. Beta-blockers can target just one or a few different locations to block the receptors. In the heart, blocking the receptors slows the heart rate. In the kidneys, blocking the receptors affects a hormone, renin, and keeps the blood vessel walls open. In the eye, blocking the receptors decreases fluid pressure.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Betaxolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution

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BETAXOLOL (be TAX oh lol) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Betaxolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution
Usage by Gender
59.41%
40.59%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
2.97%
0.99%
12.87%
83.17%
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