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What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your dose, take the missed one as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of timolol.
 

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Timolol products should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

Strengths of Timolol

Timolol tablets (Blocadren) come in the following strengths:
 
  • Timolol 5 mg
  • Timolol 10 mg
  • Timolol 20 mg.
     
Timolol eyedrops (Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic, and Timoptic-XE®) come in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Timolol 0.25 percent solution
  • Timolol 0.5 percent solution
  • Timolol 0.25 percent gel-forming solution
  • Timolol 0.5 percent gel-forming solution.
     

Is There a Generic Version?

Some forms of timolol are available in generic form. For more information, see the following eMedTV articles:
 
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