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Drug Interactions With Betaxolol

Digoxin
Combining betaxolol with digoxin may cause a dangerously slow heart rate (bradycardia). You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together. In some cases, it is not recommended to combine betaxolol with digoxin. This is probably more of a concern with betaxolol tablets (Kerlone), rather than betaxolol eye drops (Betoptic).
 
Epinephrine
Betaxolol may decrease the effectiveness of injectable epinephrine for treating allergic reactions. If you have a serious allergy that may potentially require treatment with epinephrine, betaxolol might not be a good choice for you.
 
Methacholine
It is very dangerous to combine methacholine with betaxolol. Doing so could cause severe, asthma-like breathing problems that are not easily corrected. These medications should never be combined.
 
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
NSAIDs may decrease the blood pressure-lowering effects of betaxolol. For your particular situation, talk with your healthcare provider about using NSAIDs and betaxolol together.
 
Other Beta Blockers
Betaxolol is a beta blocker and generally should not be combined with other beta blockers, as this may increase the risk of serious side effects.
 
Reserpine
Combining reserpine with a beta blocker can increase the risk of serious side effects. You may need to be monitored very closely if you take these medications together. In some cases, it is not recommended to combine betaxolol with reserpine.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Betaxolol

It is possible that not every possible drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.
 
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