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Betagan (Allergan)

Type: OTC/Prescription/schedule

Levobunolol is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider 


Levobunolol is pronounced as lee voe BYOO noe lole

What is levobunolol?

Levobunolol belongs to group drugs called beta blocker 

Common uses of levobunolol

Levobunolol is used in the treatment of open angle glaucoma (reduce the pressure inside the eye) 


When not to take levobunolol

Do take levobunolol if you have  

  • Heart failure or any other heart problems
  • Second degree heart block
  • Slow heart beat
  • Asthma, COPD 
Safety and effectiveness of levobunolol is not established in children
Old people: 
levobunolol is equally effective in younger and older people
Pregnant woman:
Levobunolol belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that levobunolol may harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy but potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Lactating women:
It is not known whether levobunolol passes into breast milk or if it could harm the baby. Do not take levobunolol with out first talking to doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.

What are the dosage forms levobunolol is available in the market

Levobunolol is available in the form of ophthalmic drops

Doses for levobunolol

For the treatment of open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension 0.5% solution 1 – 2 drops used once daily. Or 0.25% solution 1 - 2 drops twice daily.

What about if I missed the dose of levobunolol

If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.  

What should I do if I over dosage levobunolol

In case of overdose of levobunolol contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. 

Over dosage symptoms for levobunolol are  
  • Slow heart beat
  • Difficulty in breathing  
Side effects for levobunolol are 
  • Burning sensation in the eye
  • Slow heart rate
  • Wheezing, trouble in breathing
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Visual disturbance 

When to consult the health expert about the side effects of levobunolol

If you notice any of the above side effects become worse stop the medication and consult your doctor immediately 

Store labetalol at room temp (25 degrees C / 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely.  

What is the most important information I should know about levobunolol

Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 25, 2012

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