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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Levobunolol HCl 0.5%; oph. soln; contains benzalkonium chloride.


Therapeutic Use:

Indications for BETAGAN:

Open-angle glaucoma. Ocular hypertension.


1–2 drops of 0.5% 1–2 times daily.


Not established.


Bronchial asthma. Severe COPD. Sinus bradycardia. 2nd- or 3rd-degree AV block. Overt cardiac failure. Cardiogenic shock.


Mild or moderate COPD, bronchospastic disease; not recommended. Diabetes. Hyperthyroidism. Diminished pulmonary function. Cerebrovascular insufficiency. Angle-closure glaucoma. Myasthenia. Withdraw gradually before surgery. Discontinue at first sign of cardiac failure. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.


Additive effects with systemic β-blockers, digitalis, calcium blockers, reserpine, phenothiazine-related drugs. Mydriasis with epinephrine.

Pharmacological Class:

Noncardioselective beta-blocker.

Adverse Reactions:

Transient ocular burning, stinging, blepharoconjunctivitis, bradycardia, hypotension, iridocyclitis, headache, transient ataxia, dizziness, lethargy, urticaria, pruritus, decreased corneal sensitivity; systemic absorption (bronchospasm, cardiac failure).

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:

Soln—5mL, 10mL, 15mL

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