You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Heart failure
- Had a recent heart attack
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart block
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- An upcoming surgery
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Timolol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Timolol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Betimol Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
It is not clear exactly what to expect from an overdose with this medication. If you happen to overdose on Timolol, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Timolol Overdose for more information.)
Betimol should be stored between 59 and 86° F, away from light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.