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Generic: timolol ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

  • clonidine
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for mental depression like citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine, and sertraline
  • medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
  • medicines to control heart rhythm

Do not use other eye products with this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular exams. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue to use this medicine if you injure your eyes, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medication affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.

If you wear soft contact lenses, you should not put this medicine in your eyes while wearing the lenses. After using the eye drops, wait about 15 minutes before putting lenses in your eyes.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • changes in blood sugar
  • cold hands or feet
  • confusion, hallucinations
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • irregular heartbeat, palpitations, chest pain
  • skin rash, itching, peeling skin
  • slow heart rate
  • swelling of the legs or ankles

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blurred vision
  • burning stinging or itching of the eyes or eyelids
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light

               
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