Published on August 3rd, 2012 | by ddeupree0
Levobunolol eye drops
Levobunolol Ophthalmic (lee voe byoo’ noe lole)
Other Names:AKBeta, Betagan
Levobunolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Levobunolol decreases the pressure in the eye. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should Levobunolol eye drops be used?
Levobunolol comes as eyedrops. Levobunolol usually is applied once or twice a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use levobunolol exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Levobunolol controls glaucoma but does not cure it. Continue to use levobunolol even if you feel well. Do not stop using levobunolol without talking to your doctor.
Levobunolol eye drops special precautions
Before using levobunolol eyedrops:
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to levobunolol, other beta blockers, sulfites, or any other drugs.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially other eye medications, beta blockers, such as atenolol (Tenormin), carteolol (Cartrol), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), or timolol (Blocadren); quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute Dura-Tabs); verapamil (Calan, Isoptin); and vitamins.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had thyroid, heart, or lung disease; congestive heart failure; or diabetes.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using levobunolol, call your doctor immediately.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using levobunolol.
- if you are using another eyedrop medication, use the eye medications at least 10 minutes apart.
What should I do if I forget a dose of Levobunolol?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Levobunolol side effects?
Although side effects from evobunolol are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- eye stinging or burning
- discomfort, redness, or itching of the eye
- swelling of the eyelids
- decreased vision
If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using the eyedrops and call your doctor immediately:
- difficulty breathing
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- swelling of the feet and legs
- sudden weight gain
How do I store Levobunolol?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your doctor will order certain eye tests to check your response to levobunolol.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.