betaxolol


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betaxolol

 [ba-tak´so-lol]
a cardioselective beta-adrenergic blocking agent, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt; administered orally in treatment of hypertension and topically to the conjunctiva in treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

betaxolol

/be·tax·o·lol/ (ba-tak´so-lol) a cardioselective β, used in the form of the hydrochloride salt as an antihypertensive and in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

betaxolol

(bā-tăk′sə-lôl′, -lōl′, bē-)
n.
A beta-blocker drug, C18H29NO3, used in its hydrochloride form to treat hypertension and glaucoma.

betaxolol

A selective beta1-receptor blocker used to manage hypertension and glaucoma, possibly by reducing production of aqueous humour.

betaxolol

Cardiology A β-blocker used to treat HTN and glaucoma. See β-blocker.

betaxolol

A BETA-BLOCKER drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure (HYPERTENSION) and, in the form of eyedrops, GLAUCOMA. Brand names are Kerlone and Betoptic.

betaxolol

a topical sympatholytic agent used to reduce intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma.
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The possibility of wheezing does exist with betaxolol and levobetaxolol, but it is unusual.
Therapy was changed to the cardio-selective betaxolol or the sympathomimetic agent dipivefrin.
In the present study we tested the efficacy of topical betaxolol to improve visual acuity in unexplained visual loss after uneventful SICS in hypertensive patients.
Betaxolol is a selective beta-blocker with less tendency to cause pulmonary side effects, (34) but it may still do so in patients with severe pulmonary disease.
2]) (also present in the pulmonary system) receptors whereas selective beta-blockers, such as betaxolol (Betoptic) only act on ([[beta].
The possibility of wheezing exists with betaxolol and levobetaxolol, but it is unusual.
3] The Betaxolol Versus Carvedilol in Chronic Heart Failure study is designed to compare betaxolol with carvedilol in patients with NYHA class II or III heart failure.
Table 7: Global Osteoporosis Drug Market (2006): Breakdown of Value Sales of Leading Drug Brands - Fosamax, Evista, Boniva, Forteo, Actonel and Miacalcin (In US$ Million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 Osteoporosis Therapeutics: A Peek into the Major Brands II-52 Arthritis II-52 Cataract II-53 Glaucoma II-53 Anti- Glaucoma Ophthalmic Drugs II-53 Beta-Adrenergic Blockers or "Beta Blockers" II-54 Timolol II-54 Levobunolol II-54 Carteolol II-54 Metipranolol II-55 Betaxolol II-55 Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors II-55 Prostaglandins II-55 Miotics II-55 Other Treatments II-55
Although prescribers could turn to alternative preservative-free beta-blockers such as betaxolol (Betoptic), levobunolol (Betagan) or, following its launch in October 2011, the low-strength timolol preservative-free gel Tiopex for patients on Timoptol preservative-free, there was no alternative for patients on the other products, necessitating a review of treatment.