Betaxolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. Betaxolol is used to treat raised pressure of eye (intraocular pressure) which occurs in various conditions including glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It causes reduction in intraocular pressure by minimizing the production of aqueous humor.
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Betaxolol is available in oral and eye drop form.
Acetazolamide belongs to a group of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and is used to treat the eye condition, glaucoma, and also in conditions causing fluid retention and epilepsy. Acetazolamide acts by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase which catalyses the reversible reaction involving the hydration of carbon dioxide and dehydration of carbonic acid.