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Generic Name
Betaxolol Hydrochloride
Trade Name
Kerlone
Manufacturer
Synthelabo
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A topical (ophthalmic) cardioselective Beta 1-adrenergic blocker for treatment of glaucoma.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • teratogenic in animals at maternal toxic doses causing skeletal and visceral anomalies.
  • Uses of some beta blockers during second and third trimesters can cause intrauterine growth retardation and persistent neonatal beta- blockade.
  • No data for this agent in human pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk.
  • No data available but exposed infants should be observed for symptoms of beta-blockade.
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