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GLUCOPTIC 0.5% W/V EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 38.22 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for GLUCOPTIC

Betaxolol(0.5% w/v)

food interaction for GLUCOPTIC

alcohol interaction for GLUCOPTIC

pregnancy interaction for GLUCOPTIC

lactation interaction for GLUCOPTIC

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Glucoptic 0.5% w/v eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Glucoptic 0.5% w/v eye drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for GLUCOPTIC

Betaxolol(0.5% w/v)

Uses

Glucoptic 0.5% w/v eye drop is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Glucoptic 0.5% w/v eye drop is a blood pressure reducing medication belonging to class of drugs called as beta-blockers. It works by blocking the action of hormone called epinephrine or adrenaline resulting in reduced blood pressure in blood vessels and eyes.

Common side effects

Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Skin redness, Headache, Itching

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Expert advice for GLUCOPTIC

  • Betaxolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Betaxolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Betaxolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Betaxolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include:
     
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2).
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).

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Content on this page was last updated on 17 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)