Who should not use Betoptic S?

People who have had allergic reactions to Betoptic S or betaxolol in the past, should not use the drug. Also, you should not use Betoptic S if you have serious heart or lung conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, atrioventricular (AV) block or slow heartbeat. Talk to your doctor about the risks of Betoptic S if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Breathing difficulties such as emphysema or bronchitis
  • Diabetes
  • A personal or family history of heart disease or congestive heart failure
  • A personal or family history of stroke or blood clots
  • Muscle disorders such as myasthenia gravis
  • Thyroid dysfunctions.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding before you start taking Betoptic S, since the effects on pregnancy and nursing babies is not known.

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