click here for details           Betagan  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing 0.5%:  1 or 2 drops qAM to start,  bid max.        0.25%:  1 or 2 drops bid.
Chem Specs levobunolol HCL  0.25%,  0.5%
Quantities 5, 10, 15ml (0.5%)     10, 15ml (0.25%)
Cost 9.22/5ml 0.5%    generic
Class Noncardioselective Beta-Blocker
Action Ocular hypotensive via decrease in aqueous humor production.
Usage Indicated for lowering IOP with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Evaluate blood pressure, pulse, neurological and respiratory status before and
during treatment.
Contraindications Asthma, COPD, bradycardia and/or congestive heart failure, uncontrolled
diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
Pregnancy Category C
Longest half-life of the topical beta-blockers. Dosages above 1 drop 0.5%
bid are generally not more effective. Studies support 1 drop 0.25% qd for some.
BAK preserved.