Treat Glaucoma and Lower Eye Pressure With Betagan
Glaucoma is an eye diseases group where loss of vision is experienced due to optic nerve damage. There are different types of glaucoma including the common open-angle glaucoma, as well as the types that are less common such as normal-tension glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Intraocular pressure or eye pressure, on the other hand, is the pressure of the fluid in the eye.Betaganbenefits include its effectiveness in treating glaucoma and lowering the pressure of the fluid. Betagan was approved by the US FDA in 1985.
How it works
Betagan works by acting as an ophthalmic beta-blocker. Even though the way it reduces the pressure of fluid in the eye is not totally known, there are reasonable suggestions that it tends to decrease the quantity of fluid that is produced in the eyes.The molecular formula for Betagaon is C17H25NO3, while its molar mass is 291.385 g/mol.
Possible side effects of using Betagan
There are some Betaganside effects that could arise after using the eye drop. The most common ones include temporary stinging or burning, light sensitivity, increased tearing, brow ache and blurred vision. Serious side effects could include vision change, swelling of feet, ankles or hands, slurred speech, irregular or low heartbeat, breath shortness, one-sided weakness, muscle weakness, headache, eyelid or eye swelling, chest pain, heart rate changes, swelling of tongue, lips, face or mouth, chest tightness, breathing difficulty, hives and rash. If you should experience any of these side effects, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
Precautions and Warnings
It is important that you only use the eye drop based on prescription. You should inform your physician if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to get pregnant as well as if you are using any dietary supplement, herbal preparation, non-prescribed or prescribed medicine. You should also inform them if you are allergic to foods, medicines, propranolol or other beta blockers, as well as if you have heart failure history, problems with blood vessel or blood flow, low levels of blood sugar, overactive thyroid, first-degree heart block, diabetes, COPD, lung or breathing problems, and bronchitis.
It is possible for side effects to be increased if you use Betagan eye drops alongside verapamil, quinazolines, phenotiazines, ketanserin, insulin, flecainide, disopyramide, digoxin, catecholamine-depleting agents, calcium channel blockers, bupivacaine and other beta blockers. You should, therefore, inform your physician if you are taking any of these medicines.
Betaganusage should be based on the prescription of the doctor. Before using the eye drop, you should remove contact lenses, if you are wearing any, as the lenses could absorb benzalkonium chloride present in the eye drop. You should wash your hand, tilt back your head, and put a drop in your yes after pulling back your lower eyelid with your index finger. Instantly apply some pressure with your finger on your eyes inside corner, after closing your eyes gently.
Do not open your eyes or even blink till after 1 to 2 minutes. While ensuring you do not touch your eye, use a clean tissue to wipe extra liquid around your eyes. Remove any of the medicine your hands might have touched by washing your eyes. Make sure you do not miss any Betagandosage. If you, however, missed a dose, it is better to just continue from the next dose, if you only remembered after it is almost time for the next dose