Timolol Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%
Timolol Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%
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Relieves pressure in your pet's eyes
Treats open-angle glaucoma and secondary glaucoma
Dropper for easy administration

Timolol Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%

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At a Glance
Relieves pressure in your pet's eyes
Treats open-angle glaucoma and secondary glaucoma
Dropper for easy administration

Glaucoma can be painful, and if your pet is suffering, you want to ease their pain. Talk to your veterinarian about Timolol. Timolol treats open-angle glaucoma and secondary glaucoma. It is absorbed across the cornea into the front chamber of the eye and decreases the amount of aqueous humor the eye produces. This releases pressure in your pet's eyes and offers some relief-for you and your pet.

Do not use the medication in animals with known hypersensitivity to the drug or any other beta-blockers. Take extra care or if possible avoid using the medicine in animals with congestive heart diseases or respiratory complications. It is best to exclude cats with asthma or any other respiratory diseases from treating with the medication. Timolol Maleate has a tendency to interact when in certain combinations. In addition, ensure that the dropper tip is not exposed to any surface. Medication overdose can cause a drop down in the heart rate and bronchospasm.

Cases of medication related adverse reactions or toxicity in the animal is rare; however, there can be local irritation and miosis.

What Is Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution Used For?
Answer

The active ingredient present in the medicine Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution is Timolol Maleate. The drug Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution can be included in the list of most recommended medicine by pet experts and veterinarians. This medicine is one of the best beta-blockers for the pets present on the medicinal market. The compound Timolol is a highly recommended beta-blocker that can be administered both orally or through the use of eye drops. Both of these usages have different functionality. The ophthalmic timolol is generally used for the treatment of reduction of the increased pressure inside the eyes of your pet. Some of these conditions can include glaucoma and ocular hypertension. This increase inside your petโ€™s eye can lead to something severe, that can result in the loss of vision if the treatment is not done on time. When timolol is administered as an eye drop, timolol acts as a preventive agent that helps in the reduction of the formation or creation of aqueous humor that is generally present in the ciliary body of your petโ€™s eye. Timolol works by decreasing the intraocular pressure below the baseline after the administration of the first few treatments. This reduction of intraocular pressure can range between eighteen to thirty-four percent. Sometimes excessive use of timolol can result in the development of tolerance towards the medicine. Other than ophthalmic solution, timolol can also be used for other purposes. One of the most popular usages of timolol other than eye drops is its oral usage. This is generally done for the patients in this case pets who are suffering from high blood pressure, migraine, and heart-related diseases such as heart pain or irritation. Timolol also prevents cardiac failure in pets and helps those who have a history of bronchial asthma.

How Do You Take Timolol Ophthalmic Solution?
Answer

Administration of Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution is very simple. It can be done by individuals of all ages. To administer the medicine to the eye of your pet just need to follow a few simple and easy steps. For the first step, you need to hold the bottle of the Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution over your petโ€™s eye and slowly pour one drop of the solution over the surface of the eyeball. It is recommended that you can follow the exact dosage as per the directions of your petโ€™s veterinarian. This medicine is generally administered twice daily. After the Administration of Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution gently close the eyes of your pet. For the next step, slowly place one of your fingers over the closed eyelids at the corner near the nose of your pet, then gently apply pressure to that area for one or two minutes before opening his or her eye. You have to repeat the same process with the other eye.

What Are the Side Effects of Timolol Maleate?
Answer

Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution can be considered one of the best beta-blockers for pets present on the pharmaceutical market. In the United States Timolol is ranked as one the most frequently prescribed medications. Timolol is also listed on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. Most of the pets after the usage of Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution do not show any adverse reaction to the medicine. But in some rare cases due to physiological differences, few pets have shown a number of negative signs and symptoms. These symptoms can include but are not limited to head pain or headache, temporary blurry vision, severe eye pain, sudden reddening of the eyes, watery eyes, temporary stinging pain in the eyes, feeling of burning or itchiness in the eye, and the drying of moisture on the eye. If any of the above-mentioned symptoms are observed in your pet it is highly advisable to contact your petโ€™s veterinarian for expert opinion and further treatment.

How Long Does It Take for Timolol Eye Drops to Work?
Answer

Within one and a half-hour of the administration of Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution to your pet, you will be easily able to observe noticeable changes in your petโ€™s eyes. If you observe your petโ€™s eyes carefully you will be able to notice a reduction of the intraocular pressure in them. The maximum effect of the medicine can be only observed within the first few hours of the application. After that, the medicine will start to lose its effect. A single dosage of Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution can maintain the lowering of the intraocular pressure for the maximum duration of twenty-four hours. Pet owners are generally advised to administer Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution to their pets twice a day.

Active ingredient:
Timolol Maleate

Preservative:
Benzalkonium Chloride

Other ingredients:
Monobasic and dibasic sodium phosphate; purified water; and sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid to adjust pH

Side effects while rare may include eye irritation and miosis. Do not use this medication in animals allergic to beta-blockers. Use with caution in cats with asthma. Use with caution in animals with COPD or congestive heart failure. Do not touch the eyelid or any part of the eye with the dropper.

Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. The dropper opening is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection of the eye.

Timolol Maleate is the most commonly prescribed medication for veterinary use in the treatment of glaucoma in animals. The medication is a beta-blocker that effectively reduces the pressure mounting inside dogsโ€™ eyeballs. This medication is used in conjunction with other drugs in the management of intraocular pressure in animals. Timolol is a beta-blocker, which is taken in by the anterior segment of the eye. This lowers the formation of aqueous humor, thus reducing the pressure. Moreover, the medication helps to ease down the heart functions as well as the blood pressure. The medication is used in treating glaucoma in both dogs and cats. Timolol Maleate is a topical drug that can be obtained by prescription and is available as suspension eye drops.

Prior consultation with the veterinarian is necessary before administering the medication in the animal.

The usual suggested dosage is one drop, twice a day; however, in severe cases, the dosage can be increased to three times daily. Use as directed by your veterinarian.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Option UPC/SKU
10mL 317478288114

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