The recommended starting dose of Betimol for the treatment of high eye pressure or glaucoma is one 0.25 percent drop in each affected eye twice a day. If your eye pressure is not under control, your healthcare provider may increase your dosage to one drop of the 0.5 percent solution in each affected eye twice a day.
The dose of Betimol® (timolol) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Betimol
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting Betimol dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one 0.25 percent drop in each affected eye twice a day. If this dose is inadequate, your healthcare provider may recommend increasing to one drop of the 0.5 percent solution in each affected eye twice a day. Once your eye pressure is under control, your healthcare provider may decide to have you use the eye drop just once a day.
Considerations for people taking Betimol include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is applied to the affected eye(s) once or twice a day.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- If you take any other eye medications, make sure to separate Betimol and other eye medications by at least five minutes.
- If you wear soft contact lenses, you must remove them before using Betimol. Wait at least five minutes before reinserting them.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Betimol, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.