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Composition for SIOTIM


food interaction for SIOTIM

alcohol interaction for SIOTIM

pregnancy interaction for SIOTIM

lactation interaction for SIOTIM

It is better to take Siotim eye drop with food.
Timolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Siotim eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Siotim eye drop is used to treat high blood pressure, stabilize irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), prevent angina (heart pain) and improve survival chances post heart attack. It is also used to treat glaucoma, a condition wherein there is an increased pressure in the eye and this may lead to blindness. It is also used to treat headaches due to migraine.

How it works

Siotim eye drop belongs to a beta-blockers class of medication. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduced the blood pressure. It makes heart relax and pump blood at a slower rate for heart attack patients. In eye, it decreases fluid production and thus decreases pressure.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Numbness, Increased sensitivity to light, Crusting in eyelids, Abnormal sensation in skin, Altered sleep, Blurred vision, Cardiac arrest, Constipation, Cramping pain, Decreased blood pressure, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eye discharge, Dry eye, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Asthma, Eye infection, Eye pain, Eye irritation, Headache, Impotence, Corneal erosion, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Itching, Limb swelling, Rash, Tingling sensation, Vomiting, Weakness, Worsening of heart failure


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Expert advice for SIOTIM

  • It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to timolol or other beta-blockers or any of the other ingredients of the tablet.
  • Do not start or continue timolol, if you are taking any other medication for high blood pressure or heart condition or other beta blockers.
  • Avoid taking timolol, if you have asthma or other respiratory disease that causes breathing problems (eg. chronic bronchitis, emphysema, etc.).
  • Do not start or continue timolol, if your have diabetes, thyroid disorder, liver or kidney dysfunction or ulcers, pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal glands that leads to persistent or episodic high blood pressure).
  • Avoid taking timolol, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
  • Do not drive or operate machines, as timolol may cause dizziness or tiredness.

Frequently asked questions for SIOTIM


Q. Is timolol a beta blocker/selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic? 
Timolol is a beta blocker. It is not a selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic.
Q. Is timolol preservative free?
The timolol eye drop is preservative free
Q. Is timolol the same as timoptic or cosopt? 
Timoptic and copsopt are brand names of the eye drops containing timolol.

Q. Does it need to be refrigerated?
The timolol containing eye drops should not be refrigerated.
Q. Does timolol lower blood pressure?
Timolol is used to lower blood pressure.

Q. Does it stop growth of hemangiomas?
 It may be used to stop growth of hemangiomas (only after prescription from the doctor).
Q. Does timolol cause weight gain/hair loss/ miosis/make eyelashes grow/ cause dry eyes/slow heart rate?
Timolol does not make eyelashes grow. It is a blood pressure lowering medication. It is not known to cause weight gain/hair loss/miosis. It may cause dry eyes/slow heart rate as a side effect. If any side effects of the drug are observed then one should inform the doctor immediately.


Content on this page was last updated on 29 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)