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Timoptic

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Indications

Timoptic is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent, which works by reducing the quantity of fluid inside the eye. By reducing the quantity of fluid from the eye, it also reduces the intra ocular pressure.
Timoptic is available only with prescription and it usually indicated to patients who are suffering from different types of glaucoma. Timoptic is also indicated in the case of patients who are suffering from hypertension and those who have elevated intra ocular pressure and need to effectively lower it.

Contraindications

Patients should inform their personal health care provider, before beginning their treatment with Timoptic, if they have a hypersensitivity to beta-blockers and also if they are suffering from: cardiac failure, bronchial asthma, bronchospasm, type II diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia, heart or blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid and myasthenic conditions.
Individuals are recommended to tell their doctor if they have an allergic reaction to beta-blockers and blocking agents. Women who are pregnant, preparing to get pregnant or breast feeding should discuss with their doctor before beginning the treatment with Timoptic.
Children, who are usually more sensitive to the effects of beta-blockers, may experience severe side effects. Also, the elderly people are at a high risk of developing side effects during treatment, if the indicated dose is too high.
Individuals must inform the doctor if they have renal and liver problems, because they may need a special dose adjustment.

Intake Guidelines

Patients should ask their caregiver exactly how to use every dose of Timoptic in order to obtain the best results. Patients should listen carefully to the doctor's instructions and should not deviate from them. The personal healthcare provider will ask you to undergo regular eye checks in order to see if the eye pressure is within the normal parameters. Patients should wait at least 15 minutes after they have indicated Timoptic before beginning activities which require mental and physical awareness. They should make sure that their vision is clear before driving or using different machines.
Patients should wash their hands very well before using Timoptic. The medicine must be applied in the inside corner of the eye, after the patients have tilted their head back. After applying the eye drops, patients should wash their hands again, in order to remove any medicine which could have remained on their palm / finger. Individuals are recommended to try not to touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the hands and eyes), as it can become infected. They should also keep the container very well closed. People, who are wearing soft contact lenses, should remove them before applying the eye drops, and wait an half an hour after applying it to put them back.
Patients should use Timoptic exactly as their doctor told them; they are not recommended to use more or less of Timoptic or for longer or shorter periods of time than they were told. Patients who need to have any kind of surgery should inform the doctor who is operating that they are under treatment with Timoptic.

Dosage

Patients should ask their personal healthcare provider to tell them how to use Timoptic, in order to obtain the best results during and after the treatment. The dose of Timoptic differs from person to person, depending on the medical conditions they have and on their age.
Adults who are suffering from glaucoma are usually recommended to apply one drop in the affected eye twice a day. For the children who are suffering from the same medical condition, the daily dose will determined by their doctor.

Overdose

If an individual suspects that he has taken an overdose of Timoptic, he should announce his doctor and the local poison control center. Your physician will ask you to remain in the hospital for a few days for further investigations and symptomatic treatment. The most common side effects that a person who has taken an overdose of Timoptic can experience are the following: cardiac arrest, dizziness, headaches, breathing problems, bradycardia, and bronchospasm.

Missed Dose

Patients should try to take their dose of Timoptic exactly as their doctor indicated them. If a patient forgets to take one of the doses of Timoptic, he should take it as soon as he remembers; if it is time for the next dose, patients should forget about the missed dose, take the next one and continue with their regular schedule.
Patients are not recommended to take double doses of Timoptic, unless their doctor or personal healthcare provider recommended them to do so. Taking a double dose of Timoptic may result in an overdose.

Side Effects

It is well known the fact that any medicine has its side effects which some people experience and others do not. Patients should talk with their doctor as soon as possible if they experience the following side effects: redness of the eyes, blurred vision, inflammation or irritation of the eye or eyelid. In the cases in which too much Timoptic is absorbed into the body, the patients can experience: ankle, knee and joint pain and swelling, bloody or cloudy urine, chills, mental confusion or depression and wheezing. This is not a complete list with all the side effects that the patients who are under treatment with Timoptic can experience. For further information, patients should discuss with their doctor or read the product's label.

Interactions

Patients should not take Timoptic if they are under treatment with one or more of the following drugs: Clonidine, Epinephrine, Ergot, Insulin, NSAIDs drugs, Prazosin, Theophyllines, and Verapamil.

Other Brand Names

In some countries Timoptic may also be known as:
- Apo-Timol;
- Aquanil;
- Arutimol;
- Blocadren;
- Blocanol;
- Chibro-Timoptol;
- Cusimolol;
- Digaol;
- Dispatim;
- Glafemak;
- Glatim;
- Glausolets;
- Glautimol;
- Globitan;
- Horex;
- Ingetim;
- Isatol;
- Istalol;
- Klonalol;
- Lithimole;
- Matigel;
- Nyogel;
- Nyolol;
- Ofal;
- Oftamolol;
- Oftan;
- Oftensin;
- Optimol;
- Plostim;
- Poentimol;
- Proflax;
- Protevis;
- Tenopt;
- Timabak;
- Timax;
- Timed;
- Timo-COMOD;
- TimoEDO;
- Timoftal;
- Timogal;
- Timohexal;
- Timoler;
- Timolpres;
- Timomann;
- Tim-Ophtal;
- Timo-POS;
- Timoptic;
- Timoptolgel;
- Timoptol-XE;
- Timosan;
- Timo-Stulln;
- Tiof;
- Yesan;
- Zopirol;

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