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When and How to Take the Drug

General considerations 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, depending on the particular product.
     
  • Timoptic drops (in the bottle or the Ocudose packaging) do not need to be shaken. However, it is important to shake Timolol-XE gel-forming drops once before each use.
     
  • For Timoptic solution (in the multi-use bottle), you must remove your contact lenses before using the drops and wait 15 minutes to reinsert the lenses, as the lenses could absorb the preservative. This is not necessary for the Ocudose product, which does not contain a preservative.
     
  • There are no specific instructions for contact lenses and Timoptic-XE gel-forming drops, but it is assumed that you should remove your lenses before using the product and wait 15 minutes to reinsert them.
     
  • For Timoptic-XE gel forming drops, make sure to use any other eye drops at least 10 minutes before using this medication.
     
  • Each Timoptic product is used slightly differently. Be sure to ask your prescriber or pharmacist if you have questions about exactly how to use your particular product.
     
  • 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.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
     

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The particular Timoptic product
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Timoptic Dosage for more information.)
 
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