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By mouth

Betaxolol is used alone or together with other medicines (such as hydrochlorothiazide) to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure… Read more

Brand names include: Kerlone

Into the eye

Betaxolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat increased pressure in the eye that is caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called… Read more

Brand names include: Betoptic S

Drug classes About this
Antiglaucoma, Antihypertensive, Cardiovascular Agent

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Meta-analysis of medical intervention for normal tension glaucoma

The authors concluded that latanoprost, bimatoprost and timolol were the most effective intraocular pressure lowering agents in patients with normal tension glaucoma. However, the method of combining studies in this review appeared to be inappropriate and therefore the conclusions must be treated with some caution.

Dementia: A NICE-SCIE Guideline on Supporting People With Dementia and Their Carers in Health and Social Care

This guideline has been developed to advise on supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care. The guideline recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of health and social care professionals, a person with dementia, carers and guideline methodologists after careful consideration of the best available evidence. It is intended that the guideline will be useful to practitioners and service commissioners in providing and planning high-quality care for those with dementia while also emphasising the importance of the experience of care for people with dementia and carers.

Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension

This guideline covers adults (18 and older) with a diagnosis of chronic open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension and those with chronic open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension associated with pseudoexfoliation or pigment dispersion. In addition, the guideline will cover populations who have a higher prevalence of glaucoma and may have worse clinical outcomes including people with a family history of glaucoma, younger people (<50 years) and people who are of black African or black Caribbean descent. Options for pharmacological, surgical, laser and complimentary or alternative treatments are considered in terms of clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

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Summaries for consumers

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Beta‐1 selective blockers for treatment of high blood pressure

Beta‐1 selective blockers are a subclass of beta blockers that are commonly used to treat high blood pressure. Drugs in this class include atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), nebivolol (Bystolic) and bisoprolol (Zebeta, Monocor). We developed a comprehensive methodology to examine how different doses and drugs in this class of drugs lower blood pressure.

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