Timoptic Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Timoptic used for?
Timolol ophthalmic solution is used to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure in the eye.
- How Timoptic should be used?
Timolol is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice to use this medication in dogs and cats. Consult your veterinarian for the directions for use.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects while rare may include eye irritation and miosis.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use this medication in animals allergic to beta-blockers. Use with caution in cats with asthma. Use with caution in animals with COPD or congestive heart failure. Do not touch the eyelid or any part of the eye with the dropper.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, shortness of breath, slowed heart rate and bronchospasm.
- How should I store Timoptic?
Store this medication at room temperature protected from light. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.