Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Betaxolol

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks

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 intra-ocular pressure in glaucoma   Glaucoma  .
  • Prophylactic use in dogs with unilateral glaucoma delayed the onset of glaucoma in the 'normal' eye by <30 months.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary. 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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