What is Levobunolol used for?
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 Levobunolol?
The dosage of Levobunolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
To apply Levobunolol eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Levobunolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Levobunolol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Levobunolol?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Levobunolol.
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 Levobunolol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Levobunolol 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.
Side Effects of Levobunolol
Like other medicines, Levobunolol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Levobunolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Levobunolol?
Is it possible for me to apply Levobunolol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Levobunolol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Levobunolol?
How will Levobunolol work in my body?
How should Levobunolol be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Levobunolol 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 Levobunolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.