Betaxolol (Kerlone) –
What You Should Know

Brand Name: Kerlone

What is Betaxolol (Kerlone)?

The Information about Betaxolol (Kerlone) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from drugs.com and simplified for the average consumer.

Betaxolol kerloneBetaxolol also known by the brand name Kerlone is a beta blocker. Beta Blockers also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.

When you take beta blockers, the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.

There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.

How to use Betaxolol (Kerlone):

  • Use Betaxolol (Kerlone) as prescribed on your medication bottle. Do not take more or less or for longer than recommended by your doctor.taking pill
  • Take Betaxolol (Kerlone) at the same time every day with a full glass of water.
  • You may need regular blood pressure tests at your doctors office.
  • You may need to briefly stop using Betaxolol (Kerlone) before having surgery, so discuss with your surgeon.
  • Store Betaxolol (Kerlone) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
  • If you miss a dose of Betaxolol (Kerlone), take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 8 hours away, skip the missed dose and take it at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra Betaxolol (Kerlone) to make up the missed dose. Do not skip doses or stop taking Betaxolol (Kerlone) without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Betaxolol (Kerlone).

What to know before using Betaxolol (Kerlone):

If you are taking any of the below drugs, discuss with your doctor before taking Betaxolol (Kerlone):

  • allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing)medication
  • clonidine (Catapres)
  • digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin)
  • guanabenz (Wytensin)
  • an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam)
  • a diabetes medication such as insulin, glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), glipizide (Glucotrol), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), or metformin (Glucophage)
  • a heart medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), reserpine (Serpasil), verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem)
  • medicine for asthma or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair)
  • cold medicines
  • stimulant medicines
  • diet pills

If any of the following conditions apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Betaxolol (Kerlone):

  • angina (chest pain)diabetes
  • congestive heart failure
  • coronary artery disease
  • asthma, bronchitis, emphysema
  • diabetes
  • low blood pressure
  • depression
  • liver or kidney disease
  • thyroid disorder
  • psoriasis
  • myasthenia gravis
  • problems with circulation (such as Raynaud’s syndrome)
  • pregnant
  • breast feeding

Side effects of Betaxolol (Kerlone):

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these symptoms of overdose or allergy occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  • blurred vision
  • cold hands or feet
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • tightness in chest
  • wheezing
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • cough
  • dizziness or light headed
  • fainting
  • fast heartbeat
  • leg pain
  • noisy breathing
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • Bloody urine
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea
  • swelling of face, fingers, or lower legs
  • vomiting
  • weight gain
  • extreme fatigue
  • headache
  • increased hunger
  • irregular breathing
  • loss of consciousness
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • noisy breathing
  • shakiness
  • slurred speech
  • sweating
  • troubled breathing
  • weight gain
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Stop using Betaxolol (Kerlone) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • light headed, dizziness, or fainting
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • unusual tiredness
  • Cold arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • fast, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • wheezing

Less serious side effects may include:

  • Joint pain
  • nausea
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • body aches or pain
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • congestion
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty in moving
  • dryness or soreness of throat
  • fever
  • heartburn
  • hoarseness
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • indigestion
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • rash
  • runny nose
  • sleeplessness
  • sneezing
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • stuffy nose
  • tender, swollen glands in neck
  • trouble in swallowing
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  • unusual or strange dreams
  • voice changes
  • Discouragement
  • feeling sad or empty
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • tiredness
  • trouble concentrating

The information about Betaxolol (Kerlone) comes from drugs.com

Betaxolol (Kerlone) Natural Alternatives:

tikvawithdrinkIf you are taking Betaxolol (Kerlone) or other beta blocker medications, the various ingredients  in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva does not act as a beta blocker, as it does not slow down your heart.

Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.
Read more about the natural ingredients in Tikva on our research and ingredients page, by clicking here.

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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Betaxolol (Kerlone) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.

This information about Betaxolol (Kerlone) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Betaxolol (Kerlone).

This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Betaxolol (Kerlone).