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Tell your healthcare provider about all medical conditions you have before using timolol. Warnings and precautions for the medication should also be discussed with your healthcare provider, as it is important to be aware of potential problems. For example, timolol can make heart failure, breathing problems, or myasthenia gravis worse. Also, you may not be able to take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using Timolol?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking timolol (Betimol®, Blocadren®, Istalol®, Timoptic®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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