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Timolol

Synonym(s): Timoptol

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne

Introduction

Name

  • Timolol maleate.

Class of drug

  • Ophthalmic beta-1 and beta-2 adrenoceptor blocker.

Uses

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Indications

  • To reduce intraocular pressure Glaucoma.
  • To prophylactically treat and decrease intraocular pressure in the contralateral eye.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Oral beta-blockers
  • Additive adverse effects may develop if given concurrently.
Verapamil
  • Concomitant administration of timolol with verapamil Verapamil , may cause asystole.
Calcium antagonists, digoxin
  • Digoxin Digoxin.
  • Prolonged AV conduction times may result.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999)Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology3rd edn. Ed K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Plumb D (1999)Veterinary Drug Handbook.3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.

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