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Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Mankind Pharma Ltd
Medicine composition: Timolol
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 18, 2019

Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop is a beta-blocker. It treats open-angle glaucoma. It functions by controlling fluid over-production and pressure inside the eye thus preventing the chances of blindness. In combination with other medicines, it also helps in curing ocular hypertension. This medication can be taken both orally or as an eye-drop.

On using this drug, you may experience certain side-effects such as blurred vision, burning sensation of the eyes, drying of the eyes, headache, chest pain, mood swings, nausea, depression, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgia, dyspepsia, vomiting, nausea, etc.

Do not use this medication if you have any of the following condition:

  • Asthma
  • lung/ heart/ kidney/liver disorders
  • Decreased blood circulation to the brain
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diabetes
  • If you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to conceive.

The dosage will be determined by your doctor based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose for adults in case of eye drop usage is about 0.25%, taken once or twice a day. Before administering the medication ensure to wash your hands.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.

The drug is used to treat:

  • Hypersensitivity

The side effects of this drug include:

  • Headache

  • Foreign Body Sensation In Eyes

  • Blurred Vision

  • Dry Mouth

  • Burning Sensation In Eye

  • Fatigue

  • Stinging In The Eyes

  • Drowsiness

  • Eye Itching

  • Allergic Reaction In Eye

  • Myalgia

  • Dyspepsia

  • Angioedema

  • Weakness

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    IN case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop competes with catecholamines which are adrenergic neurotransmitters for combing at adrenergic receptors within the heart, smooth vascular muscles and beta(2) receptors within the vascular and bronchial muscles.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    This drug interacts with warfarin, 1-benzylimidazole, 2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylthioamphetamine, etc.

Ques: What is Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop?

Ans: It treats open-angle glaucoma. In combination with other medicines, it also helps in curing ocular hypertension.

Ques: How long do I need to use Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day to 1 week. Please consult your doctor for the time period you need to use this medication.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop?

Ans: This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before the usage, as the frequency also depends on the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Timostar 0.5% Eye Drop?

Ans: It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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