Betimol; Istalol; Timoptic; Timoptic Ocudose; Timoptic-XE
Apo-Timop; Dom-Timolol; Odan-Timol; PMS-Timolol; Sandoz-Timolol; Timolol Maleate-EX; Timoptic; Timoptic-XE
- It is used to treat glaucoma.
- It is used to lower high eye pressure.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Heart block, shock caused by heart problems, or slow heartbeat.
- If your child has heart failure (weak heart).
- If your child has any of these health problems: Asthma or other breathing problems like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- If your child is using another drug like this one.
If your child is breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is breast-feeding a baby or plans to breast-feed a baby.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child use care when doing tasks that call for clear eyesight.
- This drug may hide the signs of low blood sugar. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch his/her blood sugar closely.
- Have your child’s eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell the doctor if your child has an eye infection, eye injury, or will be having eye surgery.
- Very bad and sometimes deadly breathing problems have happened with this drug in patients with asthma. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug may make it harder to tell if your child has signs of an overactive thyroid like fast heartbeat. If your child has an overactive thyroid and stops taking this drug all of a sudden, it may get worse and could be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has had a very bad allergic reaction, talk with the doctor. Your child may have a chance of an even worse reaction if your child comes into contact with what caused the allergy. If your child uses epinephrine to treat very bad allergic reactions, talk with the doctor. Epinephrine may not work as well while your child is taking this drug.
If your child is pregnant:
- Tell the doctor if your child is pregnant or becomes pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of your child using this drug while pregnant.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- 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 this drug. Sometimes, this has been deadly. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Eye irritation.
- Signs of a common cold.
- For the eye only.
- Keep using this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or other health care provider, even if your child’s signs get better.
- Give this drug at the same time of day.
- Have your child take out his/her contact lenses before using this drug. Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after this drug is given. Do not put lenses back in if your child’s eyes are irritated or infected.
- Do not touch the container tip to your child’s eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt your child’s head back and drop drug into the eye.
- After giving this drug, ask your child to keep eyes closed. Put light pressure on the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. This keeps the drug in your child’s 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 this drug.
- Throw away any part left over after the dose is given.
- Turn container upside down and shake once before each use.
- Use other eye drugs 10 minutes before the gel.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- 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.
All other products:
- Store in an upright position at room temperature.
- 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.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.