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Levobunolol is used to treat ocular hypertension (increased pressure inside the eye than normal) and glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye that causes visual problems).

How it works

Levobunolol belongs to group of medicines called beta-blockers. It reduces the amount of liquid production inside eye thereby decreases the excess of fluid pressure.

Common side effects

Feeling of discomfort, Eye itching, Eye pain, Eye swelling, Eyelid swelling, Skin redness


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Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue the levobunolol and consult your doctor if you have any breathing or lung problems, heart disease, diabetes, overactive thyroid gland, surgery including dental surgery, or if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Remove your contact lenses before using levobunolol eye drops as it contains a preservative (benzalkonium chloride) that may get absorbed by contact lenses.
  • You should be monitored with intraocular pressure to check the progress or to check for side effects while using levobunolol.
  • It is not recommended for use in children.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as levobunolol may make you feel sleepy, dizzy or cause blurred vision.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking levobunolol as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions


Q. What is levobunolol hydrochloride (HCL)?
Salt of levobunolol (levobunolol HCL) is a beta blocker which is used to treat raised pressure inside the eye (e.g. ocular hypertension and glaucoma). It is used as an eye drops.

Content on this page was last updated on 03 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)