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How should I use Betagan?

You should use Betagan eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor. Typically, this will be one or two drops in each eye twice daily (the 0.25% solution) or one or two drops in each eye once daily (0.5% solution).
To avoid infection, thoroughly wash your hands before each use. To apply, tilt your head back slightly and gently pull your lower eyelid away from your eyeball to form a little pocket. Apply the number of drops prescribed into this pocket. Close your eyes and don't blink. Keeping your eyes closed, apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye for one to two minutes so that Betagan can be thoroughly absorbed.

Wash your hands well after using Betagan to remove any of the medication that may have spilled onto them. To avoid contamination of the eye drops, don't touch the applicator tip to your eye, hour hands or to any other surface. Never rinse the applicator tip. Even if you feel well or aren't experiencing symptoms, don't stop taking Betagan unless your doctor approves.

The medication should be stored in a dry place at room temperature and away from direct light.

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