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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) Ophthalmic Solution is available in concentrations of 0.25 and 0.5 percent. The usual starting dose is one drop of 0.25 percent Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) in the affected eye(s) twice a day. If the clinical response is not adequate, the dosage may be changed to one drop of 0.5 percent solution in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
If the intraocular pressure is maintained at satisfactory levels, the dosage schedule may be changed to one drop once a day in the affected eye(s). Because of diurnal variations in intraocular pressure, satisfactory response to the once-a-day dose is best determined by measuring the intraocular pressure at different times during the day.
Since in some patients the pressure-lowering response to Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) may require a few weeks to stabilize, evaluation should include a determination of intraocular pressure after approximately 4 weeks of treatment with Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) .
Dosages above one drop of 0.5 percent Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) twice a day generally have not been shown to produce further reduction in intraocular pressure. If the patient's intraocular pressure is still not at a satisfactory level on this regimen, concomitant therapy with pilocarpine and other miotics, and/or ep-inephrine, and/or systemically administered carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, such as acetazolamide can be instituted.
Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) is a clear, colorless solution.
Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) 0.25% is supplied in a white, opaque, plastic, ophthalmic dispenser bottle with a controlled drop tip as follows:
|NDC 68669-522-05||5.0mL||fill in||5 cc container|
|NDC 68669-522-10||10mL||fill in||11 cc container|
|NDC 68669-522-15||15mL||fill in||15 cc container|
Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) 0.5% is supplied in a white, opaque, plastic, ophthalmic dispenser bottle with a controlled drop tip as follows:
|NDC 68669-525-05||5.0mL||fill in||5 cc container|
|NDC 68669-525-10||10mL||fill in||11 cc container|
|NDC 68669-525-15||15mL||fill in||15 cc container|
Store between 15-25°C (59-77°F). Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Marketed by: VISTAKON® Pharmaceuticals, LLC Jacksonville, FL 32256 USA. Manufactured By: Santen Oy, P.O. Box 33, FIN-33721 Tampere, Finland. November 2006 Version.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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