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Drug Name:

Betaxolol Tablets Rx

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

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Betaxolol Tablets:



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.


Not recommended.


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


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


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.


Formerly known under the brand name Kerlone.

How Supplied:

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