betaxolol, Kerlone (Discontinued Brand) (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Betaxolol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). Like other beta-blockers, it can be used to treat chest pain (angina pectoris) related to coronary artery disease. However, it is not approved for this use.

SIDE EFFECTS: Betaxolol generally is well tolerated, and side effects usually are mild and transient. Common side effects include:

Other important side effects include aggravation of breathing difficulties in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/17/2015

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