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Betagan Uses

How Does It Work?

Betagan belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the eyes. Beta blockers lower the pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid produced by the eye (known as aqueous humor).
 

Betagan Uses in Children

This medicine is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group.
 

Off-Label Uses for Betagan

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Betagan for something other than high eye pressure or open angle glaucoma (this would be known as an "off-label" use). At this time, there are no universally-accepted off-label uses for Betagan.
 
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