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Betaxolol Tablets
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Drug Name:

Betaxolol Tablets Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Betaxolol HCl 10mg+, 20mg; tabs; +scored.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Betaxolol Tablets:

Hypertension.

Adult:

Initially 10mg daily alone or added to diuretic therapy; may increase to 20mg daily after 7–14 days; usual max 20mg daily. Elderly or severe renal dysfunction: initially 5mg daily.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

Sinus bradycardia. 2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block. Cardiogenic shock. Overt heart failure.

Warnings/Precautions:

CHF. Bronchospastic disease, COPD. Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Renal or hepatic dysfunction. Avoid abrupt cessation. Surgery. SLE. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Increased cardiac effects of calcium channel blockers, digitalis. Bradycardia with catecholamine-depleting drugs. May block epinephrine. May interfere with glaucoma screening tests.

Pharmacological Class:

Cardioselective beta-blocker.

Adverse Reactions:

Bradycardia, headache, GI upset, dizziness, arthralgia, fatigue, dyspnea, chest pain, pharyngitis, impotence, heart failure, bronchospasm.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Kerlone.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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