Timolol

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  • Other
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Glaucoma, Open-angle
  • Heart Diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial Infarction

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Timolol Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Timolol

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Timolol is used in the treatment of:

  • Angina Pectoris
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle
  • Hypertension
  • Myocardial Infarction

Timolol is used in the prevention of:

  • Heart Diseases

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Timolol Brand Names

Timolol may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Timolol Drug Class

Timolol is part of the drug class:

Timolol Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • ACETOHEXAMIDE/TIMOLOL
  • ALLERGENIC EXTRACT, BEE/TIMOLOL
  • CHLORPROPAMIDE/TIMOLOL
  • CLONIDINE/TIMOLOL
  • DISOPYRAMIDE/TIMOLOL
  • EPINEPHRINE/TIMOLOL
  • FELODIPINE/TIMOLOL
  • FINGOLIMOD/TIMOLOL
  • GLIPIZIDE/TIMOLOL
  • GLYBURIDE/TIMOLOL
  • INDOMETHACIN/TIMOLOL
  • INSULIN/TIMOLOL
  • PIROXICAM/TIMOLOL
  • QUINIDINE/TIMOLOL
  • SULINDAC/TIMOLOL
  • TIMOLOL/TOLAZAMIDE
  • TIMOLOL/TOLBUTAMIDE
  • TIMOLOL/VERAPAMIL

This is not a complete list of Timololdrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Timolol and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Timolol falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Timolol should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

OR

No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Timolol should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Timolol Dosage

Take timolol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Timolol dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Timolol is available in the following doses:

  • Timolol 10 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Timolol 20 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Timolol 5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Timolol Compounding Powder
  • Timolol Ophthalmic 0.25% Ophthalmic Gel Forming Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic 0.25% Ophthalmic Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Gel Forming Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic Hemihydrate 0.25% Ophthalmic Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic Hemihydrate 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution
  • Timolol Ophthalmic Long-acting, 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution

Forms of Medication

Timolol is available in the following forms:

  • Ophthalmic Gel
  • Ophthalmic Solution
  • Oral Tablet