Generic Name - Timolol
Category - Anti-anginal drug
Generic for Timoptic* is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is not a cure. Generic for Timoptic* (Timolol) may also be used to relieve angina (chest pain). Â
Generic for Timoptic* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Timoptic* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Timoptic* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Heart or blood vessel disease
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Timoptic*. Â It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
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Generic for Timoptic* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericTimoptic*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Timoptic* for hypertension is 10 mg twice a day, whether used alone or added to diuretic therapy. Dosage may be increased or decreased depending on heart rate and blood pressure response. The usual total maintenance dosage is 20-40 mg per day.
Generic for Timoptic* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Timoptic* side Effects include changes in blood sugar, cold hands or feet, confusion, hallucinations, difficulty breathing, wheezing and difficulty sleeping, nightmares.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Timoptic*.
Generic for Timoptic* and Pregnancy
Use of some beta-blockers during pregnancy has been associated with low blood sugar, breathing problems, a lower heart rate, and low blood pressure in the newborn infant. Animal studies have shown some beta-blockers to cause problems in pregnancy when used in doses many times the usual human dose. Â
Generic for Timoptic* and Breastfeeding
Problems such as slow heartbeat, low blood pressure, and trouble in breathing have been reported in nursing babies. Mothers who are taking beta-blockers and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor.
Generic for Timoptic* and Pediatric
Some of these medicines have been used in children and, in effective doses, have not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in children than they do in adults.
Generic for Timoptic* and Geriatric
Some side effects are more likely to occur in the elderly, who are usually more sensitive to the effects of beta-blockers. Also, beta-blockers may reduce tolerance to cold temperatures in elderly patients.
The above information about Generic for Timoptic* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.