- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Betagan* used for?
Generic for Betagan* (Levobunolol) is an ophthalmic solution used to lower high pressure inside the eye in patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. This medicine works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Betagan*?
The dosage of Generic for Betagan* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
To apply Generic for Betagan* eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Betagan*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Betagan* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Betagan*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Betagan*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Betagan*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Betagan*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Betagan*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Betagan* can interact with certain diabetes drugs and oral beta blockers.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Betagan*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Betagan* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Betagan* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Betagan* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Betagan* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Betagan* can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, and temporary eye irritation/burning/stinging/itching. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Betagan*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Betagan*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Betagan* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Betagan*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Betagan*?
How will Generic for Betagan* work in my body?
How should Generic for Betagan* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Betagan* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Betagan* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.