Timolol Oral - Drug Information

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General Information on Timolol Oral

Generic Name : Timolol Oral

Pronunciation : tye' mole lole

Latest prescription information about Timolol Oral. 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 : Y51.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Beta- Adrenergic Blockers

Trade Names/Brand Names of Timolol Oral

India- Brimolol, Careprost, Ganfort, Glucomol, Glucomol-O, Glucotim, Iotim, Iotim Plus, Lopres Dps, Nyolol, O’clean, Ocobar, Oculan, Ocu-Lol, Ocupres, Ocupres Ge, Ocutim, Optilax, Teoptic, Timdus, Timo-5, Timoblu, Timolen, Timolet, Timolet Gf, Timolet Pl, Timorite D, Timoriv, Vemol.
International- Blocadren.

Why is Timolol Oral Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a beta-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and to prevent heart pain and recurrence of heart attacks. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate.

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

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiogenic shock 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 Oral?

Adult: PO – The recommended dose is 10 mg/day, increase if needed. Maintenance: 10-40 mg/day in 1-2 divided doses. Max: 60 mg/day.

How should Timolol Oral be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Timolol Oral?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma or other lung disease, heart, liver or kidney disease, sugar, severe allergies, muscle pain or cramp, thyroid problem, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly.
• It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Timolol Oral?

•   Body As A Whole : Headache, weakness/fatigue and chest pain.
•   Heart : Slow heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, low/high blood pressure, fainting, heart block, stroke, cerebral heart attack, heart failure, worsening of chest pain, palpitations, lung swelling, swelling in the extremities, claudication, raynaud's phenomenon and cold hands and feet.
•   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, loss of appetite and dry mouth.
•   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis, tingiling, drowsiness, sleeplessness, abnormal dreams, behavioral changes, depression, confusion, hallucinations, anxiety, disorientation, nervousness and memory loss.
•   Skin : Hair loss and rash.
•   Hypersensitivity : Shock, hives, localized and generalized rash.
•   Respiratory : Asthma, respiratory failure, difficulty in breathing, nasal congestion, cough and upper respiratory infections.
•   Metabolic : Low blood sugar.
•   Eye and ENT : Eye inflammation/ pain, discharge, foreign body sensation, itching, tearing, dry eyes, visual disturbances and ringing in the ear.
•   Genitourinary : Decreased sexual activity, impotence and Peyronie's disease.

What are the other precautions for Timolol Oral?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Timolol Oral?

Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat.


Schedule : H

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Robert W. Pointer MD 

Am searching for a recent report (in the last year) re: Timolol related CV complications/morbidity in a study carried out in the Carribean area. I believe it was reported online in Medscape Ophthalmology but I cannot find it now. Any help would be appreciated.

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