levobunolol ophthalmic (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Akbeta, Betagan, Levobunolol)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Akbeta, Betagan, Levobunolol)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate, feeling short of breath, swelling, rapid weight gain, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using levobunolol ophthalmic (Akbeta, Betagan, Levobunolol)?
Levobunolol ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Levobunolol ophthalmic is sometimes given together with other eye medications. Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using levobunolol ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.
What other drugs will affect levobunolol ophthalmic (Akbeta, Betagan, Levobunolol)?
Before using levobunolol ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- insulin or diabetes medications you take by mouth;
- any other beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), timolol (Blocadren), and others;
- a calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan); or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), or thioridazine (Mellaril).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with levobunolol ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about levobunolol ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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