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Timolol Eye Drops

What is timolol used to treat?

Timolol is a medication commonly used in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It is a beta-blocker that helps to reduce pressure in the eyes- one of the primary causes of glaucoma.

What are the side effects of timolol?

Timolol is safe for use, however possible side effects from use include burning or stinging in your eye, dry eyes, itching, feeling like something is in your eye, red or puffy eyelids, headache. If these symptoms persist, consult your medical doctor.

How does timolol eye drops work?

When used alone or in combination with other treatments for glaucoma, Timolol works by reducing the inflow of aqueous humor fluid in the eye, thus lowering the pressure in the eye. 

How long should you use timolol eye drops?

Timolol eye drop is administered once or twice a day, at evenly spaced intervals, until the pressure in the eye is controlled which often happens in about a month.

Timolol maleate

This is the main ingredient contained in Timolol. It is a Beta-blocker that helps to reduce high pressure in the eye. 

Timolol brand name

Brand names for Timolol include Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic Ocudose, Timoptic Ocumeter, Timoptic Ocumeter Plus, Timoptic-XE Ocumeter

Stopping Timolol eye drops

Recovery of aqueous flow is slow after stopping Timolol, therefore it is important to seek your doctor’s approval before you stop using Timolol eye drops. 

Timolol eye drops price

Timolol eye drops can be purchased in Nigeria from Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy, Drugstore. ng at an affordable price.

Timolol mechanism of action

The mechanism of action of timolol as of beta-blockers is the reduction of the formation of aqueous humor in the ciliary body in the eye. 


There are different dosage forms and duration of use for Timolol eye drops based on the age of the patient, level of eye pressure, and reaction to Beta-Blockers.

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Direction of Use

Make sure your hands are clean and properly washed. Check if the dropper is not clogged or cracked. Gently pull down your lower lid using your index finger to form a pocket. While tilting your head back a little, gently squeeze a drop into the eye pocket in your lower lid with your other hand. Close your eyes gently for a few minutes without squeezing your eye lips.

Content on should not be taken as prescription or medical advice. Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

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