Timoptic (Timolol Maleate) is a prescription eye drop used for the treatment of high pressure inside the eye due to open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Timolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. This medication works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye. Timolol lowers the high pressure inside the eye which helps to prevent blindness.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Timoptic from United Kingdom also called Timoptol and from India also called Glucomol manufactured by Allergan. The generic Timolol Maleate is available from Canada manufactured by a different manufacturer. Timoptic is available in the strength of 0.25 % and 0.5 % eye drops.
Timoptic Side Effects
The common side effects may include dry eyes, feeling as if something is in the eye, headache, temporary blurred vision, temporary burning stinging itching and redness of the eye, watery eyes.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Coldness, numbness or pain in the hands or feet;
• Eye pain, swelling or discharge;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle weakness;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat;
• Unusual tiredness or weakness;
• Vision changes
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 Timoptic if you are allergic to Timolol Maleate or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Check with your doctor to see if you should continue to use your current bottle of timolol if you have an eye infection or injury or have an eye surgery. Timoptic may prevent the fast pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when you blood sugar level falls too low. This medication may cause temporary blurred vision. You should not drive, use machinery, and do any activity that requires clear vision until you can perform such activities safely. This medication should only be used during pregnancy when clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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