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Generic Timoptic

There are several generic Timoptic (timolol) products available on the market at this time. Both the regular solution and the gel-forming drops come in a 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent strength. All of the generic versions currently available have an "AT" or "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name versions.

Is a Generic Version of Timoptic Available?

Timoptic® (timolol maleate) is a prescription eye drop approved for the treatment of glaucoma and high eye pressure. It is a beta blocker medication that comes in three different forms, including:
 
  • Timoptic drops (in multi-dose bottle)
  • Timoptic drops in Ocudose® (in single-use, preservative-free containers)
  • Timoptic-XE gel-forming solution (which starts off as a drop but turns into a gel on the surface of the eye).
     
Brand-name Timoptic is manufactured by Laboratories Merck Sharp & Dohme-Chibret for ATON PHARMA. However, the patents for Timoptic have expired, and this medication is currently available in generic form. However, because Ocudose is a patented container, Timoptic in Ocudose is not available in generic form.
 

Strengths of Generic Timoptic

Generic Timoptic eye drops are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Timolol 0.25 percent drops
  • Timolol 0.5 percent drops
  • Timolol 0.25 percent gel-forming drops
  • Timolol 0.5 percent gel-forming drops.
     

Who Makes Generic Forms of Timoptic?

Generic versions of Timoptic are made by a few different companies, including:
 
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Falcon Pharmaceuticals
  • Pacific Pharma.
     
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