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What should I know about Betagan (levobunolol) before taking it?

Before taking Betagan (levobunolol), you should notify your doctor if you are allergic to sulfites, other medications, other beta-blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.

Betagan may interact with other medications and so you should provide your doctor with a complete list of medications and supplements you are taking, particularly if you are using other eye drops or beta-blockers.

Because Betagan is absorbed into the body, the medication may affect other conditions. Tell your doctor about any illnesses or conditions you have or have ever had. Although not a complete list, Betagan may affect the following conditions:
  • asthma
  • lung disease
  • blood vessel disease or heart disease
  • congestive heart failure
  • diabetes
  • hypoglycemia
  • hyperthyroidism
  • stroke
If you are using any other eye drops, wait 10 minutes between applying Betagan and the other eye drop.

Betagan is classified as a pregnancy category C medication, which means there is inadequate research on how or if the mediation affects a pregnant woman and her fetus. In addition, there is inadequate research regarding potential effects on a baby if a woman is breastfeeding while taking Betagan. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Betagan.

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