OCUBETA Eye Drops 5ml

Glaucoma Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

OCUBETA contains Betaxolol which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is indicated to treat raised pressure of eye (intraocular pressure) which occurs in various conditions including glaucoma and ocular hypertension (high pressure in the eye) by reducing the fluid pressure in the eyes. Glaucoma is a condition which damages the optic nerve by causing abnormal high pressure in your eye. Ocular hypertension usually occurs when the pressure in the eyes is above the range considered normal with no detectable changes in vision or damage to the structure of eyes.

Betaxolol belongs to beta blockers which relaxes blood vessels and slows the heart rate to improve blood flow and decreases blood pressure.

Before using OCUBETA inform your doctor if you have or had asthma, respiratory problems, diabetes, muscle weakness, eye infections, and liver, kidney or heart problems. Inform your doctor all the medications you use before using this medicine. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using this medicine. It is not recommended for use in children. The common side effects are eye discomfort, blurred vision, watery eyes and headache. Avoid touching your eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the bottle. If you wear contact lenses, it must be removed before using the medicine and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting.

USES OF OCUBETA

  • Treat Glaucoma and Ocular hypertension (high pressure in the eye)

HOW OCUBETA WORKS

OCUBETA is a beta blocker which works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always use OCUBETA as instructed by your doctor. Avoid touching your eyelid or the areas around your eyes with the dropper tip. Check the label before use.

  • Wash your hands and tilt your head back and look at the ceiling
  •  Hold the bottle upside down above the eye and gently squeeze the bottle to release a drop into your eye
  • After using this medicine, press a finger into the corner of your eye, by the nose for 2 minutes

SIDE EFFECTS OF OCUBETA

COMMON

  • eye discomfort  
  • blurred vision, watery eyes
  • headache

RARE

  • breathing difficulty, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face or hives
  • cataract formation, decreased sensitivity in eye
  • inflammation of the eyelid
  • anxiety, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), depression
  • fainting
  • low blood pressure
  • cough, runny nose
  • taste disturbances
  • itchy skin rash
  • decreased libido

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Eye discomfort:
Place a cold cloth above your closed eyes two to three times a day for five minutes.

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of water and apply a warm cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OCUBETA is not recommended if you are pregnant unless your doctor considers it necessary. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

OCUBETA is not recommended during breastfeeding as it may pass into the breast milk. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines if you experience visual disturbance or dizziness while using this medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not use if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Betaxolol.

HEART DISEASE

OCUBETA is not recommended if you slow heart beat, heart failure or disorders of heart rhythm (irregular heartbeats). Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you are having or had,

  • respiratory problems 
  • muscle weakness disease (myasthenia gravis)
  • diabetes
  • overactivity of the thyroid gland
  • poor blood circulation disease
  • angle-closure glaucoma
  • dry eyes
  • history of anaphylaxis or allergic reaction

INTERACTIONS

Tell your physician if you are using,

  • verapamil or diltiazem
  • digoxin, quinidine (treat heart failure or an abnormal heartbeat)
  • rauwolfia alkaloids/ reserpine, clonidine (treats high blood pressure)
  • adrenaline (treats allergic reaction)
  • other beta-blockers

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Betaxolol
Pharmacological Category :   Beta-blockers
Therapeutic Indication :   Glaucoma and Ocular hypertension
Dosage Forms :   Eye drops

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT OCUBETA

What are the side effects of OCUBETA?

It may cause some side effects such as blurred vision and headache. If any of these side effects persists for a long time, consult your doctor for advice.

Can I wear contact lenses while using this OCUBETA?

No, do not wear contact lenses prior to administration and wait at least 15 minutes after instilling the medicine.

Is OCUBETA effective?

This medicine is effective if used in the dose and duration as directed by your doctor. 

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antiadrenergic drugs and drugs for glaucoma. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 153-155.

2. Jahan Tajran. Betaxolol. April 26, 2021. [Accessed on Sep 08, 2021] https://www.statpearls.com/ArticleLibrary/viewarticle/658

3. Westfall TC, WestfallIn DP. Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 328.

4. Robertson D, Biaggioni I. Adrenoreceptor Antagonists Drugs. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. Page - 159.

5. FDC International Ltd. [Revised on Dec, 2020] [Accessed on Sep 08, 2021] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.417.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    BETAXOLOL 0.05 %W/V
    Hsn Code
    30049079
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