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Timoptol (Timolol Eye Drops) 0.5 % Pack of 5ml


Timoptol (Timolol Eye Drops) 0.5 % Pack of 5ml

Timoptol eye drops contain an active ingredient called timolol which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.

Timoptol eye drops can interact with or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma.

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Timoptol (Timolol Eye Drops) 0.5 % Pack of 5ml

Timolol lowers the pressure in your eye(s). Timoptol eye drops is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition when the pressure in the eye is raised.

Timoptol (Timolol Eye Drops) 0.5 % Pack of 5ml

Timoptol eye drops contain an active ingredient called timolol which belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.

Timoptol eye drops can interact with or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma.

Related Article

https://www.dockpharmacy.com/2018/08/04/glaucoma-causes-symptoms-treatments/

How To Use

Timoptol Eye Drops Dosage

The usual dose of Timoptol Eye Drops is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice each day:

  • one drop in the morning
  • one drop in the evening.

Do not change your usual dose without talking to your doctor.

Warnings / Side Effects

Please read the Patient Information  Leaflet

Like all medicines, Timoptol eye drops can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

You can usually carry on taking the drops, unless the effects are serious. If you’re worried, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop using Timoptol without speaking to your doctor.

Like other medicines applied into eyes, timolol is absorbed into the blood. This may cause similar side effects as seen with intravenous and/or oral beta-blocking agents. Incidence of side effects after topical ophthalmic administration is lower than when medicines are, for example taken by mouth or injected. Listed side effects include reactions seen within the class of beta-blockers when used for treating eye conditions.

If you develop allergic reactions including swelling beneath the skin that can occur in areas such as the face and limbs, and can obstruct the airway which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, hives or itchy rash, localized and generalized rash, itchness, severe sudden life-threatening allergic reaction, stop taking your eyes drops and seek medical attention immediately.

Low blood glucose levels.

Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), depression, nightmares, memory loss.

Fainting, stroke, reduced blood supply to the brain, increases in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder), dizziness, unusual sensations like tingling or pins and needles, and headache.

Signs and symptoms of eye irritation (e.g. burning, stinging, itching, tearing, redness), inflammation of the eyelid, inflammation in the cornea, blurred vision and detachment of the layer below the retina that contains blood vessels following filtration surgery which may cause visual disturbances, decreased corneal sensitivity, dry eyes, corneal erosion (damage to the front layer of the eyeball), drooping of the upper eyelid (making the eye stay half closed) double vision, sensitivity to light, discharge from the eye, pain in the eye.

Ringing sound in the ears.

Slow heart rate, chest pain, palpitations, oedema (fluid build up), changes in the rhythm or speed of the heartbeat, congestive heart failure (heart disease with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and legs due to fluid build up), a type of heart rhythm disorder, heart attack, heart failure.

Low blood pressure, fainting, interference with the blood supply to the brain which may lead to a stroke, Raynaud’s phenomenon, cold hands and feet, limping because there is a reduced blood supply to your legs.

Constriction of the airways in the lungs (predominantly in patients with pre-existing disease), difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, cough.

Taste disturbances, nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, dry mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting.

Sexual dysfunction, decreased sex drive, decreased libido. In men a condition which affects your penis called Peyronie’s disease. The signs may be abnormal curve, pain or hardening of the tissue of your penis.

Hair loss, skin rash with white silvery coloured appearance (psoriasiform rash) or worsening of psoriasis, skin rash, itching.

Muscle weakness/tiredness, muscle pain not caused by exercise.

A condition called lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus).

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information about the side effects. Both have a more complete list of side effects.

If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

 

 

Ingredients

Timoptol® 0.5% w/v Eye Drops Solution contains 

timolol (as maleate)

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