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Betagan

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Structure

- Benzalkonium chloride 0.05mg;
- Bimatoprost 0.3mg;
- Citric acid;
- Dibasic;
- Purified water;
- Sodium chloride;
- Sodium phosphate;

Indications

Betagan eye drops are indicated for the control of intraocular pressure in ocular hypertension and chronic open angle glaucoma.

Contraindications

Betagan eye drops are contraindicated in patients with:
- uncontrolled congestive heart failure,
- bronchospasm, including bronchial asthma,
- severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Betagan eye drops are contraindicated in those individuals who are hypersensitive to this medicine.

Warnings

As with other topically applied ophthalmic drugs, Betagan eye drops may be absorbed systemically.
Use Betagan within 1 month after opening the container.

Drug Interactions

Betagan eye drops may have additive effects in patients taking systemic anti-hypertensive medicines.
These possible additive efftcts may include hypotension, including:
- Bradycardia;
- Dizziness and/or syncope;
- Orthostatic hypotension;

May potentiate the ocular hypotensive effect of these drops:
- systemic beta-adrenoceptor blocking agents,
- conversely.

Pregnancy

There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women.

Nursing Mothers

Betagan eye drops are not known whether this drop is excreted in human milk.
Because similar drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when these eye drops are administered to a nursing women.

Side Effects

Possible side effects of Betagan include:
- Transient ocular burning;
- Stinging;
- Decrease in heart rate;
- Blood pressure;
- Blepharoconjuncrivitis.

Other possible side effects of Betagan include:
- Transient ataxia;
- Kethargy;
- Itching;
- Iridocyclitis;
- Headache;
- Eructation;
- Elevated liver enzymes;
- Dizziness;
- Change in heart rhythm;
- Browache.

Dosage

Betagan eye drops dose is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 1 or 2 time per day.

Form

Betagan eye drops are available as a sterile ophthalmic solution in 5 ml plastic dropper bottles.

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