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Generic Name: Betaxolol betaxolol bay-TAX-ohlol“.
Drug Class: Cardioselective beta blockers.

What is Kerlone?

Kerlone is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers can affect the heart and circulation (blood flows through veins and arteries). Kerlone can be used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Kerlone can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Kerlone is a brand name. Kerlone's brand name is removed within the U.S. If there are generic versions of this item that were approved by the FDA, There may be alternatives that are generic.

Side effects of Kerlone

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Kerlone can cause severe adverse effects. Consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Breathlessness (even at moderate exertion), swelling, and rapid weight gain.
  • Irregular or slow heartbeats.
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out.
  • Lupus-like syndrome: joint pain or swelling that is accompanied by fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, symptoms of chest pain, nausea, odd thoughts or behavior, and a patchy skin color.

The slow heartbeats of a slow person are more common in older people.

Common adverse consequences of Kerlone can include:

  • Heartbeats that are slow.
  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Being tired or weak.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Reduced sex drive impermanence or trouble experiencing an orgasm.

This is not an exhaustive list of all the adverse effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Related/similar drugs

amlodipine, lisinopril, metoprolol, losartan, aspirin, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide.


It is not recommended to use Kerlone when you suffer from an extremely serious heart problem like "AV block" (2nd or 3rd degree) or insufficiently controlled cardiac failure or slow heartbeats that can cause you to faint or when your heart isn't pumping blood in a proper manner.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Kerlone in the event that you are allergic to it or suffer from a heart disease, such as:

  • "AV block" (2nd or 3rd degree).
  • Heart failure uncontrolled.
  • Irregular heartbeats have led you to faint.
  • If your heart isn't pumping blood in a proper manner.

To ensure that Kerlone is appropriate for you, ask your doctor if you've ever experienced:

  • Asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
  • Angina (chest pain) and congestive heart failure coronary arteriatric disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Kidney or liver disease.

The use of Kerlone during pregnancy can cause harm to the baby's unborn or cause lung or heart problems for the baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or get pregnant while using Kerlone.Betaxolol may be absorbed through breastmilk and cause adverse reactions in the nursing infant. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Kerlone is not permitted to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How to take Kerlone?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. The doctor may modify your dose. Don't take this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time. It could take as long as two weeks before your blood pressure increases.

Continue to take this medicine according to the directions, even if you are not feeling well. High blood pressure usually does not have any signs or symptoms.You may require blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life. Kerlone could be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that could comprise exercise, diet, weight loss, or using other medicines. Follow the directions of your physician precisely. This medication can produce unusual results when you undergo certain tests. Inform any dentist, doctor, or eye specialist who you see that you're taking Kerlone. It is not recommended to stop taking Kerlone abruptly. Follow the instructions of your physician on tapering your dose and limiting physical activities for a brief period of time. Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. When not in use, keep the bottle tightly closed.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Do the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take a second dose to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. A slow heart attack can be accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea, fainting, or low blood sugar (headache and hunger, anxiety, feeling anxious, or shaking).

What should be avoided?

Kerlone could affect your ability to think or react. Avoid operating machinery or driving until you understand the effects of this medication on your thinking and reactions. Alcohol consumption with Kerlone may cause adverse effects.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your physician all the medicines you are currently taking and all you are about to start or stop taking, particularly:

  • Digoxin, digitalis.
  • A diuretic "water pill".
  • Other beta-blockers, like medications for asthma or other breathing problems or eye drops to treat glaucoma, as well as.
  • Any other blood pressure medication.

This list is not comprehensive. Other drugs can be incompatible with betaxolol, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all potential drugs are mentioned in this medication guide.