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Timoptic Eyedrops
(Timolol)

Formulation : Eye drops

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol used for?

Timoptic eyedrops work to decrease any pressure in the eye and open-angle glaucoma.

How should Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from heat, moisture, and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Timoptic Eyedrops/Timolol ?

Always follow all of the directions given to you by your doctor. Try to take Timoptic drops at the same time each day. Use Timoptic drops in your eye only. Wash your hands thoroughly before using the medication. Tilt your head back and use your fingers to pull the lower eyelid away from the eye, forming a pouch. Carefully drop the medication into the pouch and gently close your eye. Immediately use your finger to press the inside corner of your eye for 1-2 minutes in order to prevent drainage. Do not blink. Remove any extra medication that may have spilled out of your eye, but be careful not to touch your eye. Wash your hands thoroughly after using the medication.

When should Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol not be taken?

Avoid the usage of Timoptic if: you are allergic to any ingredients in Timoptic; you have a severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or history of asthma; you have heart block, heart failure, or an unusually slow heartbeat; you are in shock caused by severe heart problems; or you are using another beta-blocker eye drop.

What precautions should I follow when taking Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol ?

Let your doctor know if: you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding; you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; you have a history of lung or breathing problems, blood vessel problems, or an overactive thyroid; you have narrow-angle glaucoma, double vision, a drooping eyelid, or an eye infection or injury. Do not allow the medicine dropper to touch any surface, including your eye. Do not over tighten the cap on the bottle.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol ?

Timoptic may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. Avoid participating in activities that may become dangerous, such as driving. Let your doctor or dentist know you are taking Timoptic drops before any operation. Contact your doctor if you have an eye injury or infection, or if you will be having eye surgery. Timoptic drop may hide signs of low blood pressure; those with diabetes must be sure to watch for other signs of low blood pressure. Timoptic should be used with extreme caution in children as the effectiveness and safety has not been confirmed in this age group.

When should Timoptic Eyedrops /Timolol not be taken?

Severe side effects may include: allergic reaction; chest pain or discomfort; confusion; eye irritation, swelling, pain, or discharge; eyelid pain, redness, scaling, drooping, or swelling; fainting; pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling of an arm or leg;

Less severe side effect may include: blurred vision; dizziness; dry eyes; feeling that something is in your eye; headache; increased tear production; minor burning, itching, or stinging of the eye; or nausea.

Other: None.

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