Scientific Name: Betaxolol
Brand Name: Betoptic, Betoptic Pilo, Betoptic S
Company Owner: Akorn inc, Bausch and lomb pharmaceuticals inc, Novex pharma, Wockhardt ltd, Alcon laboratories inc, Epic pharma llc, Kvk tech inc, Sanofi aventis us llc, Alcon inc
Mechanism Of Action Betaxolol selectively blocks catecholamine stimulation of beta(1) -adrenergic receptors in the heart and vascular smooth muscle. This results in a reduction of heart rate, cardiac output, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and possibly reflex orthostatic hypotension. Betaxolol can also competitively block beta(2) -adrenergic responses in the bronchial and vascular smooth muscles, causing bronchospasm.
Description of the Drug: Betaxolol is a cardioselective beta blocking agent commonly used to treat hypertension and elevated intraocular pressure (when administered ophthalmically) .
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00195