Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve which is responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually with time lead to blindness. Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.
Q. How should you use Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop?
Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop comes in two variants: a liquid solution and an extended-release (long-acting) gel-forming solution (liquid that thickens to a gel when instilled in the eye). Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop eye drops are usually instilled once or twice a day at evenly spaced intervals, until the pressure in the eye is controlled (about 4 weeks). After that, it can be instilled once a day or as advised by the doctor. Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop gel-forming solution is usually instilled once a day. Follow the directions of your doctor carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Use Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I stop Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop if I am fine now?
No, you should not stop using Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight.
Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?
You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop.
Q. Can I use Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop with contact lenses?
No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Timanol 0.25% Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 30th May 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.