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Timoptic XE (Timolol) 0.5%
(Known as Timoptol XE, timoptal in the UK)
What is Timoptic XE 0.5 used for?
Timoptic XE 0.5% are eye drops used for lowering the intraocular pressure within the eye. They belong to the group of beta blockers which are non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents. They are effectively used in high-pressure intraocular conditions namely, open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Their beneficial action is through their capability in decreasing the amount of fluid production within the eye, thus helping in lowering the raised intraocular pressure. This pressure lowering helps in preventing blindness that is associated with these eye conditions that manifest as high intraocular pressure disorders.
Timoptic XE 0.5% can be easily purchased online from Canada Pharmacy and be directly delivered to you.
Active ingredient: Timolol 6.8mg/ml equivalent to 5mg of Timolol 0.5%.
Timoptic XE 0.5% is solely meant for eye use and strictly as prescribed by your doctor. It is usually administered as a single drop twice daily in the affected eye. Take care to wash your hands before using the gel.
Remove your contact lenses, if you wear them, before instilling the gel into your eye. Wait for at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lens.
Tilt your head back, pull down the lower eyelid, and drop a single drop in the pouch. Close your eye and look downwards. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of the eye to prevent the drug from slipping out of the eye. Do not rub or blink your eye. Repeat the same process if your other eye is also affected. Wait for several minutes till your vision clears before you drive or operate any machinery.
Replace the dropper back into the bottle without rinsing it.
If other eye medicines are also prescribed with Timoptic, then wait at least 15 minutes before applying the other eye medication.
Consult your doctor before starting Timoptic XE if you have:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Call your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Eye irritation, burning or stinging
- Signs of a common cold
- Change in eyesight
- Eye pain
- Slow heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Heart failure
- Allergic reaction
Product Code: 2181
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.