Levobunolol hydrochloride

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levobunolol hydrochloride

Is the mentioned  above prescription  the same as alphagan ? is it the generic for alphagan? could you also plse tell me what the difference is between levobunolol and pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is?Thanks for your help
by grace anala in Richmond Va, 08/29/2008

Levobunolol hydrochloride
Levobunolol hydrochloride (Betagan Liquifilm)
Levobunolol hydrochloride
(lee-voh- BYOU-no-lohl)
Pregnancy Category: C AKBeta Betagan Betagan Liquifilm Novo-Levobunolol Ophtho-Bunolol (Rx)

Classification: Beta-adrenergic blocking agent

See Also: See also Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents .

Action/Kinetics: Both beta-1- and beta-2-adrenergic receptor agonist. May act by decreasing the formation of aqueous humor. Onset: <60 min. Peak effect: 2-6 hr. Duration: 24 hr.

Uses: To decrease intraocular pressure in chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Special Concerns: Safety and effectiveness have not been determined in children. Significant absorption in geriatric clients may result in myocardial depression. Also, use with caution in angle-closure glaucoma (use with a miotic), in clients with muscle weaknesses, and in those with decreased pulmonary function.

Additional Side Effects: Ophthalmic: Stinging and burning (transient), decreased corneal sensitivity, blepharoconjunctivitis. Dermatologic: Urticaria, pruritus.

How Supplied: Ophthalmic Solution: 0.25%, 0.5%

?Ophthalmic Solution (0.25%, 0.5%)
Adults, usual: 1-2 gtt of 0.25% solution in affected eye(s) b.i.d. or 1-2 gtt of 00.5% solution in affected eye(s) once a day (use b.i.d. in more severe or uncontrolled glaucoma).

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