Generic Name: Timolol Unit Dose Eye Drops (TIM oh lol)
Brand Name: Timoptic Ocudose
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 27, 2019.
Uses of Timoptic Ocudose:
- It is used to treat glaucoma.
- It is used to lower high eye pressure.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Timoptic Ocudose?
- If you have an allergy to timolol or any other part of Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops).
- If you have any of these health problems: Heart block, shock caused by heart problems, or slow heartbeat.
- If you have heart failure (weak heart).
- If you have any of these health problems: Asthma or other breathing problems like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- If you are using another drug like this one. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Timoptic Ocudose?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Use care when driving or doing other tasks that call for clear eyesight.
- This medicine may hide the signs of low blood sugar. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Have your eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you have an eye infection, eye injury, or will be having eye surgery.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly breathing problems have happened with Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) in patients with asthma. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may make it harder to tell if you have signs of an overactive thyroid like fast heartbeat. If you have an overactive thyroid and stop taking Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) all of a sudden, it may get worse and could be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have had a very bad allergic reaction, talk with your doctor. You may have a chance of an even worse reaction if you come into contact with what caused your allergy. If you use epinephrine to treat very bad allergic reactions, talk with your doctor. Epinephrine may not work as well while you are taking Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops).
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) while you are pregnant.
How is this medicine (Timoptic Ocudose) best taken?
Use Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- For the eye only.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Use Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) at the same time of day.
- Take out contact lenses before using Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops). Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops) is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
- Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt your head back and drop drug into the eye.
- After use, keep your eyes closed. Put pressure on the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. This keeps the drug in your eye.
- Blot extra solution from the eyelid.
- If more than 1 drug is being used in the same eye, use each drug at least 5 minutes apart.
- Some products are for use in the morning if using once a day. For some products it does not matter. Check with the pharmacist about how to use Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops).
- Throw away any part left over after the dose is given.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very bad headache.
- Slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Chest pain.
- Trouble breathing.
- Muscle weakness.
- Heart failure has rarely happened in people taking Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops). Sometimes, this has been deadly. Call your doctor right away if you have shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
What are some other side effects of Timoptic Ocudose?
- Eye irritation.
- Signs of a common cold.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Timoptic Ocudose?
- Store foil pouch at room temperature. Throw away any unused portion of opened pouch after 30 days.
- Store unused containers in foil pouch until use.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Timoptic Ocudose (timolol unit dose eye drops), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents