| Optipres Eye Drops
What is Optipres Eye Drops?
Optipres Eye Drops containing the active ingredient betaxolol is considered a beta blocker type of medication. The medication works by reducing the production of fluids in the eye to relieve pressure in the eye. It can be used to treat open angle glaucoma, a condition caused by increased pressure in the eye that can lead to gradual loss of vision. Some people may also use the eye drops to treat ocular hypertension.
How is Optipres Eye Drops used?
Optipres Eye Drops is usually used twice per day or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. To apply the medication, tilt the head upwards and pull the lower eyelid down to form a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over the affected eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place a finger at the inside corner of the eye and apply gentle pressure to prevent the medication from draining out. Repeat the process for each eye if so directed or if your dose is more than 1 drop.
Patients using Optipres Eye Drops may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Temporary discomfort or pain of the eye
- Watery, dry or red eyes
- Blurred vision
- Increased eye sensitivity to light
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Optipres Eye Drops is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.