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Betagan Side Effects

Common side effects that have been reported with Betagan include temporary eye burning, as well as stinging and inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid. Side effects of this medication tend to be minor and are typically easy to treat. However, notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious side effects, such as an unexplained rash, difficulty breathing, or a slow heart rate.

An Introduction to Betagan Side Effects

As with any medicine, Betagan® (levobunolol hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Betagan. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Betagan side effects with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Betagan

Betagan has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented. In these studies, the most common side effects of Betagan (occurring in 5 percent to 15 percent of people) included:
  • Temporary eye burning and stinging -- in up to 33 percent of people
  • Inflammation of the lining of the eye and eyelid -- up to 5 percent.
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