What You Should Know
Brand Name: Blocadren
What is Timolol (Blocadren)?
The Information about Timolol (Blocadren) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from drugs.com and simplified for the average consumer.
Timolol also known by the brand name Blocadren, is a beta blocker. Beta Blockers also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.
When you take beta blockers, the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.
There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.
How to use Timolol (Blocadren)
- Take Timolol (Blocadren) as prescribed on your medication bottle. Do not take more or less or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
- Take Timolol (Blocadren) with a full glass of water every day at the same time.
- You may need regular blood pressure tests at your doctors office.
- You may need to briefly stop using Timolol (Blocadren) before having surgery, so discuss with your surgeon.
- Store Timolol (Blocadren) at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
- If you miss a dose of Timolol (Blocadren), take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 8 hours away, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Do not skip doses or stop taking Timolol (Blocadren) without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Timolol (Blocadren).
What to know before using Timolol (Blocadren):
- allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing)
- clonidine (Catapres)
- guanabenz (Wytensin)
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam)
- diabetes medications
- heart medications
- medications for asthma or other breathing disorders
- cold medicines, stimulant medicines, or diet pills
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Timolol (Blocadren). Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
If any of the following conditions apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Timolol (Blocadren):
- asthma, bronchitis or emphysema
- low blood pressure
- a heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate, or congestive heart failure
- liver or kidney disease
- thyroid disorder
- myasthenia gravis
- problems with circulation (such as Raynaud’s syndrome)
- breast feeding
Side effects of Timolol (Blocadren):
Get emergency medical help immediately if any of these serious side effects occur while taking Timolol (Blocadren):
Symptoms of overdose
- Blurred vision
- continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
- hearing loss
- pounding in the ears
Stop using Timolol (Blocadren) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- light headed, dizziness, or fainting
- shortness of breath
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- unusual tiredness
- Difficult or labored breathing
- fast heartbeat
- tightness in chest
- Noisy breathing
- small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lung when listening with a stethoscope
- swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
Less serious side effects may include:
- Acid or sour stomach
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
- decreased interest in sexual intercourse
- feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
- inability to have or keep an erection
- lack or loss of strength
- loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
- sensation of spinning
- stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
- Itching skin
- red, sore eyes
The information about Timolol (Blocadren) comes from drugs.com
Timolol (Blocadren) Natural Alternatives:
If you are taking Timolol (Blocadren) or other beta blocker medications, the various ingredients in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva does not act as a beta blocker, as it does not slow down your heart.
Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.
Read more about the natural ingredients in Tikva on our research and ingredients page, by clicking here.
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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Timolol (Blocadren) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.
This information about Timolol (Blocadren) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Timolol (Blocadren).
This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Timolol (Blocadren).