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

(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.
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* Beta blockers such as betaxolol (Betoptic) to decrease intraocular fluid production
They are the respective generic equivalents to Betoptic and Betagan.
I suffer from glaucoma and have been prescribed Betoptic eyedrops to control the pressure in my eyes.
Non-selective beta-blockers such as timolol (Timoptic) and levobutonol (Betagan) act on both ([[beta].sub.1]) (also situated in cardiac tissue) and ([[beta].sub.2]) (also present in the pulmonary system) receptors whereas selective beta-blockers, such as betaxolol (Betoptic) only act on ([[beta].sub.1]) receptors.
* Betoptic, Pilopine HS and Isopto (all for glaucoma).