What is timolol eye drops used for?
Timolol is a beta-blocker that also reduces pressure inside the eye. Timolol ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.
What is the indication of timolol?
BLOCADREN (timolol) is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. It may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide-type diuretics.
Does timolol eye drops lower blood pressure?
This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Does timolol have side effects?
Temporary blurred vision, temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye, watery eyes, dry eyes, feeling as if something is in the eye, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
When is timolol contraindications?
Timolol is contraindicated in patients with a history of bronchial asthma or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other lung diseases in which acute bronchospasm would put them at risk.
What are contraindications for timolol?
Who should not take TIMOLOL MALEATE?
- overactive thyroid gland.
- low blood sugar.
- myasthenia gravis, a skeletal muscle disorder.
- complete heart block.
- partial heart block.
- sinus bradycardia.
- sudden and serious symptoms of heart failure called acute decompensated heart failure.
Is 22 eye pressure high?
Eye pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal eye pressure ranges from 12-22 mm Hg, and eye pressure of greater than 22 mm Hg is considered higher than normal. When the IOP is higher than normal but the person does not show signs of glaucoma, this is referred to as ocular hypertension.
What conditions does timolol drops treat?
Timolol ophthalmic drops/gel is used for the treatment of glaucoma, a condition in which intra-ocular (inside eye) pressure increases, which can lead to gradual vision loss. Timolol is in a class of medications known as beta-blockers.
Can timolol eyedrops lower heart rate?
One group received two drops of ophthalmic timolol (0.5%) twice daily for 4 weeks, and the other received two drops of placebo (artificial tears) twice daily for 4 weeks. Ophthalmic timolol significantly decreased resting and maximal exercise heart rate after the first dose and maximal exercise heart rate during chronic dosing.
Does timolol lower blood pressure?
Timolol is prescribed to lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure ( hypertension ). It also is used to reduce angina (heart pain), and to stabilize irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and prevent migraine headaches. Off label uses include the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and mitral valve prolapse.
Is Timolol eye drop a beta blocker?
Timolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat increased pressure in the eye that is caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called ocular (eye) hypertension. This medicine is a beta- blocker . This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription .