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What should I know about Betoptic S before using it?

Don't use Betoptic S if you're allergic to any of its ingredients, especially betaxolol, the active ingredient in Betoptic S. Don't take Betoptic if you have lung diseases such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Betoptic S may be dangerous if you have heart conditions such as a slower heartbeat or atrioventricular (AV) block. Ask your doctor if Betoptic S is right for you if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Thyroid disorder
  • A history of blood clots, stroke or circulation trouble
  • Diabetes
  • Certain muscle disorders like myasthenia gravis.

It is also important to wait at least 10 minutes between application of Betoptic and other eye drop application. Betoptic S eye drops can cause blurry vision, so avoid driving directly after using it. Also, you should not apply Betoptic drops when you have contacts in your eyes. Remove the contacts and wait at least 15 minutes after using Betoptic S before reinserting them.

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