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Intraocular Beta Blocker

Aka: Intraocular Beta Blocker, Betaxolol, Betoptic, Levobunolol, Betagan, Metipranolol, OptiPranolol, Intraocular Timolol, Timoptic, Timoptic XE
  1. Indication
    1. Open Angle Glaucoma first line agent
  2. Contraindications: Relative (related to systemic absorption risk described below)
    1. Asthma
    2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    3. Congestive Heart Failure
    4. Cardiac conduction disturbance
    5. Depression
    6. Concurrent systemic Beta Blocker use
  3. Mechanism
    1. Decreases formation of Aqueous Humor
    2. Does not interfere with vision
  4. Preparations
    1. Betaxolol (Betoptic): $39
      1. Concentrations: 0.25%, 0.5%
      2. Dose: 1 gtt bid
    2. Levobunolol (Betagan): $29-34
      1. Concentrations: 0.25%, 0.5%
      2. Dose: 1 gtt qd-bid
    3. Metipranolol (OptiPranolol): $24
      1. Concentrations: 0.3%
      2. Dose: 1 gtt bid
    4. Timolol (Timoptic): $30-35
      1. Concentrations: 0.25%, 0.5%
      2. Dose: 1 gtt bid
    5. Timoptic XE: $17-21
      1. Concentration: 0.25%, 0.5%
      2. Dose: 1 gtt qd
  5. Technique: Instillation
    1. See Don't Open Eyes Technique for Eye Drop Instillation
      1. Reduces systemic absorbtion
  6. Adverse effects
    1. Generally well tolerated
    2. Systemically absorbed (e.g. Timolol 0.5% one drop each eye is equivalent to Timolol 10 mg orally daily)
      1. Systemic cardiopulmonary effects may occur
      2. Fatal bronchospasm has occurred
  7. Reference
    1. (1995) Med Lett Drugs Ther 37:(956):76-77 [PubMed]
Medication Costs
Levobunolol (on 6/18/2017 at Walmart.com)
Levobunolol 0.5% op soln (5ml) #1 bottle for $4.00 $4.00 each
Levobunolol 0.5% op soln (5ml) #3 bottles for $10.00 $3.33 each
betaxolol (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
BETAXOLOL 10 MG TABLET Generic $0.67 each
BETAXOLOL HCL 0.5% EYE DROP Generic $8.84 per ml
betoptic (on 2/22/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
BETOPTIC S 0.25% EYE DROPS $27.57 per ml
levobunolol (on 5/17/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
LEVOBUNOLOL 0.5% EYE DROPS Generic $1.94 per ml
timoptic (on 1/6/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
TIMOPTIC 0.5% OCUDOSE DROP $6.65 each
TIMOPTIC-XE 0.5% EYE SOLN Generic $16.83 per ml
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