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Timoptic-XE Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is timolol ophthalmic (Timoptic-XE)?
- What are the possible side effects of timolol ophthalmic?
- What is the most important information I should know about timolol ophthalmic?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using timolol ophthalmic?
- How should I use timolol ophthalmic?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using timolol ophthalmic?
- What other drugs will affect timolol ophthalmic?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling dizzy or short of breath, headache, slow heart beat, chest pain, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using timolol ophthalmic?
Timolol ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using timolol ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.
What other drugs will affect timolol ophthalmic?
Before using timolol ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- clonidine (Catapres);
- quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinadex, Quinaglute);
- digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- acetazolamide (Diamox), dichlorphenamide (Daranide), or methazolamide (Neptazane);
- oral timolol (Blocadren);
- any other beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), penbutolol (Levatol), pindolol (Visken), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- antidepressants such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with timolol ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about timolol ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Timoptic-XE Information
- Timoptic-XE Drug Interactions Center: timolol maleate opht
- Timoptic-XE Side Effects Center
- Timoptic-XE Overview including Precautions
- Timoptic-XE FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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