Timolol Ophthalmic Solution is a topical medication that may be directly applied into the eye to reduce internal eye pressure. It is useful in treating glaucoma because it lowers elevated eye pressure that can damage vision. It is a complementary treatment to other pressure-reducing eye medications.
Who is Timolol Ophthalmic Solution for?
For use in horses, cats, and dogs.
Why use Timolol Ophthalmic Solution?
Timolol is an easy-to-administer solution that works to relieve pressure in the eyes.
How does Timolol Ophthalmic Solution work?
Timolol is a topically-applied medication that can be directly instilled into the eye to reduce internal eye pressure. It is a non-selective beta blocking medication that works to reduce aqueous humor production through the blocking of beta-2 receptors within the ciliary body, resulting in decreased production of AMP. This reduction leads to decreased intraocular pressure.
Rising, Pacific Pharma or other generic brand
How is Timolol Ophthalmic Solution sold?
Sold in the following concentration/sizes : 0.25% 10 ml, 0.5% 5 ml, 0.5% 10 ml or 0.5% 15 ml
What are the side effects of Timolol Ophthalmic Solution?
If your pet exhibits any of the following side effects, speak with your veterinarian:
- Trouble sleeping
- Skin rash
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Drooping eyelid
- Blurred vision
Reactions other than the ones listed above could also occur.
What special precautions are there?
- Do not touch the sterile opening of the dropper to any surface, including hands or eyes. Contamination can lead to eye infection.
- Follow prescription label instructions closely, taking care to avoid using this medication for longer than prescribed or in larger volumes than directed.
What to do if overdose?
Immediately contact your vet in case of overdose.
How can I store Timolol Ophthalmic Solution?
Keep away from moisture and heat. Store at room temperature.
Don't use other eye drops while using Timolol unless directed to do so by your veterinarian. If your veterinarian does recommend another eye medication, wait 10 minutes before or after use of Timolol.
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