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Betaxolol Dosage

The recommended starting dosage of Betaxolol for the treatment of high blood pressure is one 10 mg tablet once a day. If needed, your healthcare provider may gradually increase your dose up to a maximum of 40 mg per day. For eye drop products, the recommended dose is one drop in each affected eye twice a day.

Betaxolol Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of betaxolol hydrochloride (Betoptic®, Kerlone®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular betaxolol product
  • The medical condition being treated
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Betaxolol Tablet Dosing

For most people, the starting dosage for betaxolol tablets (for high blood pressure treatment) is 10 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dose up to a maximum of 40 mg per day. In rare situations, taking betaxolol twice daily may be recommended.
For elderly individuals and people with kidney disease, a lower starting dosage (such as betaxolol 5 mg once daily) may be recommended.
As with all oral beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking betaxolol, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. It is usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over at least two weeks, with careful monitoring, and to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping betaxolol.
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