Timolol Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Timolol Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Timolol Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : tye' moe lole

Latest prescription information about Timolol Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiglaucoma Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Timolol Ophthalmic

Why is Timolol Ophthalmic Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure, heart attack, and migraine headaches.  It works by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

When should Timolol Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with overt heart failure, cardiogenic shock, asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Timolol Ophthalmic?

The usual starting dose is one drop of 0.25 percent solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.

How should Timolol Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Timolol Ophthalmic?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, heart disease, sugar, stroke, blood clot, blood circulation problems, thyroid disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may affect blood sugar; monitor sugar level regularly.

What are the side effects of Timolol Ophthalmic?

   Eye : Dry eyes, itching, foreign body sensation, discomfort in the eye, redness, conjunctival injection and headache.
   Body as a whole : Allergic reactions, weakness, common cold and pain in extremities.
   Heart : High blood pressure.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness and dry mouth.
   Respiratory : Respiratory infection and sinusitis.

What are the other precautions for Timolol Ophthalmic?

Wash your hands thoroughly after using this medication.

What are the storage conditions of Timolol Ophthalmic?

Store this medication at room temperature and out of the reach of children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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