Betaxolol Ophthalmic Drops, Solution 0.5pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
show timeout overlay link

Your Session Is About to Expire

This online session is about to expire due to inactivity. Click Continue to return to page.

  • myWeekly Ad

Betaxolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution (0.5%)

Also see:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics

Visit Drug Summary Page
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png
Betaxolol 0.5% Ophth Soln
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png
Betaxolol 0.5% Ophth Soln
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png
Betaxolol 0.5% Ophth Soln
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png
Betaxolol 0.5% Ophth Soln
Drug Image file default-drug-image.png
Betaxolol 0.5% Ophth Soln

What is this Medicine?

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

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Betaxolol: Ophthalmic drops, solution(0.5%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information
Select a Medication

Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution

NDC: 174780705
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution

Reported Side Effects for Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution

Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Ambras Syndrome Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<14.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Heart Block Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
<14.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
0.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.2-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
5.8-8.1%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Eye Irritation Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution(Betaxolol Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Beta-blockers(Betaxolol Hydrochloride)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Beta-Blockers (examples: Coreg, Metoprolol or Lopressor or Toprol, Nadolol or Corgard, Propranolol or Inderal) together without talking to your health care provider. Marijuana, Medical may decrease the effectiveness of Beta-Blockers. It is possible that Marijuana, Medical can cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate or other heart-related side effects in persons predisposed to these conditions, which may make the Beta-Blocker-type drug less effective at treating heart or blood pressure related problems.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Betaxolol Hydrochloride 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution(Betaxolol Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Betaxolol Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


Learning More About
Visit the Drug Summary page where you can:
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Find other class related drugs
  • Find additional patient usage statistics
Learn More
Patient Experiences with Betaxolol

We want to help you stay educated about the medications you are taking. View other
patient's observations and share your own.

Be sure to consult your health care provider before taking any medications. Other
patient's comments should not be considered medical advice or health care provider
recommendations.