Blocadren (Timolol) is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used after a heart attack to prevent another heart attack from happening, and to treat migraine headaches. Treating high blood pressure could help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as Beta Blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
We currently offer the generic Timolol from Canada by different manufacturers. The brand Blocadren is not available at this time.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Blocadren may include dizziness, feeling tired, itching, nausea, trouble breathing, and upset stomach.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• A cold feeling in your hands and feet;
• Feeling light-headed, like you might faint;
• Drooping eyelids, problems with vision;
• Muscle weakness;
• New or worsening chest pain;
• Shortness of breath;
• Slow or uneven heartbeats;
• Swelling, rapid weight gain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Blocadren if you are allergic to Timolol, or if you have:
• A serious heart condition (AV block);
• Asthma, COPD, sleep apnea or a breathing disorder;
• Heart failure;
• Very slow heartbeats
Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctors about your medical history and if you take IV heart or blood pressure medications, or if you have:
• Congestive heart failure;
• Coronary artery disease;
• Liver or kidney disease;
• Myasthenia gravis or other muscle disorders;
• Overactive thyroid;
• Peripheral vascular disease
Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Timolol and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medication should not be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.
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