Timolol Maleate

Molecule Description

Timolol Maleate is a Beta-blocker used to treat the increased pressure in eyes w...
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Uses of Timolol Maleate

  • Glaucoma (open angle-type)
  • Ocular hypertension

Contraindications of Timolol Maleate

When should one not use Timolol Maleate

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergic to Timolol Maleate
  • Heart problems
  • Breathing difficulties (long term)
  • Peripheral vascular disease or Raynaud’s disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low heart rate

Side effects of Timolol Maleate

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Drop in blood pressure
  • Burning in eyes
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dry eyes
  • Temporary disturbance in vision

Precautions and Warnings of Timolol Maleate



Can I take Timolol Maleate during pregnancy?
Do not take the medication of Timolol Maleate unless considered essential by your physician. It may be harmful for the unborn baby.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Timolol Maleate while breastfeeding?
You should avoid this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Take only if prescribed by your doctor.


Can I drive if I have consumed Timolol Maleate?
Be cautious while driving as it may cause dizziness, eyesight problem or itching in eyes.


Can I consume alcohol with Timolol Maleate?
Please avoid the use of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience some drop in blood pressure after taking Timolol Maleate eyedrops
  • You have any liver or kidney problem
  • You are suffering from heart or lungs disorder
  • You have a disease of the cornea (eye)
  • You have a skin condition psoriasis or any other allergies
  • You feel poor circulation in your legs or arms
  • You notice any symptoms of low blood pressure (unsteadiness, weakness, fainting)

Mode of Action of Timolol Maleate

How Does It Work?

Timolol Maleate is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent that works by reducing the production of the aqueous humour of eyes, which helps in the reduction of pressure in eyes. It also reduces the rate and ...
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Interactions of Timolol Maleate

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some products that may interact with timolol maleate includes
  • Oral beta-blockers (e.g. Propranolol)
  • Calcium channel blockers (e.g. Diltiazem, Verapamil)
  • Certain antidepressants (e.g. SSRIs such as Fluoxetine)
  • Medicines to treat sleeping disorders
  • Antidiabetic medicines (like Insulin and oral antidiabetic drugs)
  • Anti-ulcer medicine like Cimetidine
  • An antibiotic called Rifampicin
  • Medicines to improve circulation or for breathing difficulties

Interactions with food items

No information is available on interactions of this medicine when taken with food, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Dietary Restrictions of Timolol Maleate

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.

Dosage of Timolol Maleate


Promptly seek emergency medical attention in case of an overdose of this medicine. Overdose may lead to slow heart rate, trouble breathing or fainting, blurred vision, drop in blood pressure, loss of ...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, you should take the dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your subsequent scheduled dose. Do not take an extra dose of medicin...
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Content Details


Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Timolol Maleate?

  • Before starting this medicine, inform your doctor if-
  • You have a history of an allergic reaction
  • Have heart problems
  • Asthma or other respiratory illness
  • Diabetes
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Before using any eye drop containing this medicine, inform your doctor if you are using contact lenses.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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