Timolol

 
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Without a Prescription

Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly.
Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness.
Timolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers.
Timolol is a beta-blocker.
Timolol is prescribed to treat high blood pressure.
Timolol is prescribed to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open angle-type) or other eye diseases (ocular hypertension).
Timolol may also be helpful after a heart attack and is used to prevent migraine headaches.
Timolol works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.

Side Effects

Timolol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- change in sex drive or performance;
- Chest pain;
- cold hands or feet;
- Coldness/numbness/pain in the hands or feet;
- confusion, hallucinations;
- Confusion;
- dark colored skin;
- diarrhea;
- difficulty breathing, wheezing;
- difficulty sleeping, nightmares;
- dizziness or fainting spells;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry eyes;
- dry sore eyes;
- Eye pain/swelling/discharge;
- Fainting;
- Feeling as if something is in the eye;
- hair loss;
- Headache;
- irregular heartbeat, palpitations, chest pain;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Mental/mood changes;
- Muscle weakness;
- nausea;
- Persistent dizziness;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- skin rash, itching, peeling skin;
- slow heart rate;
- Slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Slurred speech;
- Sudden unexplained weight gain;
- swelling of the legs or ankles;
- Temporary blurred vision;
- Temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye;
- Trouble breathing;
- Unusual tiredness/weakness;
- Vision changes;
- vomiting;
- Watery eyes;
- Weakness on one side of the body;
- weakness or tiredness;

Contraindications

Timolol is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to timolol, other beta-blockers, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- breast-feeding;
- chest pain or angina;
- diabetes;
- heart or vessel disease like slow heart rate, worsening heart failure, heart block, sick sinus syndrome or raynaud's disease;
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- lung or breathing disease, like asthma or emphysema;
- pheochromocytoma;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- thyroid disease;
- if you are allergic to timolol;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have certain types of heart disease (severe heart failure);
- if you have certain types of irregular heartbeats (sinus bradycardia, second or third degree av block);
- if you have diabetes;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have low blood flow to the brain (cerebrovascular insufficiency);
- if you have lung disease (current or past history of asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
- if you have muscle weakness disorders;
- if you have overactive thyroid disease;
- if you have severe allergies;

Interactions

Do not take Timolol with any of the following drugs:
- Calcium channel blockers;
- Certain antidepressants;
- Certain medications for diabetes;
- Clonidine;
- Digoxin;
- Diltiazem;
- Epinephrine;
- Insulin;
- medicines for high blood pressure or heart failure;
- medicines to control heart rhythm;
- medicines used to treat allergic reactions like epinephrine;
- Methyldopa;
- nsaids like ibuprofen;
- Oral beta-blockers (propranolol);
- Quinidine;
- Reserpine;
- sotalol;
- SSRIs such as fluoxetine;
- Sulfonylureas such as glyburide;
- Theophylline;
- Verapamil;

Overdose

Reported Timolol overdose symptoms are:
- Slow/irregular heartbeat;
- Trouble breathing;
Without Prescription (2017)