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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Betimol® 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® 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 may require a few weeks to stabilize, evaluation should include a determination of intraocular pressure after approximately 4 weeks of treatment with Betimol®.
Dosages above one drop of 0.5 percent Betimol 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 miotlcs, and/or epinephrine, and/or systemically administered carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, such as acetazolamide, can be instituted.
Betimol® (timolol ophthalmic solution) Is a clear, colorless solution.
Betimol® 0.25% is supplied In a white, opaque, plastic, ophthalmic dispenser bottle with a controlled drop tip as follows:
NDC 76478-001-05 5 mL fill in
5 cc container
NDC 76478-001-10 10 mL fill in 11 cc container
NDC 76478-001-15 15 mL fill in 15 cc container
Betimol® 0.5% is supplied in a white, opaque, plastic, ophthalmic dispenser bottle with a controlled drop tip as follows:
NDC 76478-002-05 5 mL fill in
5 cc container
NDC 76478-002-10 10 mL fill in 11 cc container
NDC 76478-002-15 15 mL fill in 15 cc container
Store between 15° to 25°C (59° to 77°F). Do not freeze. Protect from light.
Distributed by: Akorn, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045OAK: Manufactured for: Oak Pharmaceutical Made in Finland. Revised: Feb 2014This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/22/2016
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