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Betaxolol

Introduction

Class of drug

  • Beta-1-selective beta blocker.

Uses

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Indications

  • Neuroprotective:
    • Prevents glutamate release.
    • Calcium channel blockade.
  • Control of elevated intraocular pressure in glaucoma Glaucoma.
  • Prophylactic use in dogs with unilateral glaucoma delayed the onset of glaucoma in the 'normal' eye <30 months.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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