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Betaxolol, Betoptic, Kerlone


Betaxolol is a selective beta-1 receptor blocker used in the treatment of hypertension and glaucoma.


selective beta-blocker


hypertension and glaucoma.

Side Effects

agranulocytosis, alopecia, arthralgia, asthenia, AV block, diarrhea, dizziness, dyspepsia, dyspnea, exfoliative dermatitis, fatigue, headache, heart failure, hyperglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypoglycemia, hypotension, impotence, insomnia, lacrimation, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, nausea/vomiting, ocular irritation, pharyngitis, pruritus, sinus bradycardia, skin hyperpigmentation, wheezing, xerosis,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Calcium may form unabsorbable complex with atenolol. Take at a different time of day.

Coleus forskohlii
Coleus forskohlii relaxes blood vessels. Combining Coleus with beta-blockers may have unpredicatable effects on blood pressure.

Positive interactions:

Beta-blockers reduce HDL. Chromium can offset the adverse effect.

Coenzyme Q10
Beta-blockers (especially propanolol) inhibit the actions of enzymes that contain CoQ10.




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