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le·vo·bu·no·lol hy·dro·chlor·ide(lē'vō-byū'nō-lol hī'drō-klōr'īd),
A β-adrenergic blocking agent used primarily as an eye drop in the treatment of chronic open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
A beta-blocker used primarily as an eyedrop in the treatment of chronic open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
a topical ophthalmic beta-adrenergic blocker drug for glaucoma.
indications It is prescribed for the treatment of chronic open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
contraindications It is contraindicated for patients with bronchial asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block, overt cardiac failure, or cardiogenic shock.
adverse effects Adverse effects may include transient ocular burning or stinging, bradycardia, pulmonary edema, and blepharoconjunctivitis.
A drug that blocks or reduces the action of neurotransmitters on beta-adrenergic receptors. It reduces secretion of aqueous humour and consequently intraocular pressure and it is used in the treatment of glaucoma. Common beta-blockers include timolol maleate, betaxolol hydrochloride, carteolol hydrochloride, levobunolol hydrochloride and metipranolol. Timolol is often used together with another agent (combination drugs), e.g. timolol and brimonidine, timolol and dorzolamide, timolol and latanoprost. Syn. beta-adrenergic antagonist; beta-adrenergic blocking agent. See adrenergic receptors; miotics; sympatholytic drugs.