Timoptic in Ocudose (timolol) is a brand-name drug that’s prescribed for increased eye pressure in adults and some children. It comes as an eye drop that’s typically used once or twice daily. The dosage can vary depending on certain factors.

Timoptic in Ocudose is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat increased eye pressure caused by ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. It’s prescribed to adults and children ages 2 years and older.

Timoptic in Ocudose belongs to a drug class called beta-blockers. It’s available in a generic version.

Keep reading for specific information about the dosage of Timoptic in Ocudose, including its strengths and how to use the medication. For a comprehensive look at this drug, see this article.

Note: This article describes typical dosages for Timoptic in Ocudose provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When using Timoptic in Ocudose, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Below is information about Timoptic in Ocudose’s form, strengths, and dosages.

Timoptic in Ocudose form

Timoptic in Ocudose comes as a preservative-free liquid solution in a single-dose vial.

Timoptic in Ocudose strengths

Timoptic in Ocudose comes in two strengths: 0.25% and 0.5%.

Typical dosages

The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to use the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Dosage for eye pressure

Doctors may prescribe Timoptic in Ocudose to treat increased eye pressure due to ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. The starting dose for this use will likely be one drop of 0.25% solution. Typically, you’ll use this in one or both eyes twice per day. In some cases, your doctor may recommend increasing your dosage to one drop of 0.5% solution twice per day. This is the maximum dose that’s recommended.

Your doctor will monitor you during treatment. They’ll determine the best dosage of Timoptic in Ocudose for you based on your eye pressure.

For more information about your specific dosage, talk with your doctor.

Children’s dosage

Timoptic in Ocudose is approved to treat increased eye pressure due to ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma in children ages 2 years and older.

The dosage prescribed for children is the same as the dosage prescribed for adults. For details, see the “Typical dosages” section above.

How to use Timoptic in Ocudose

Timoptic in Ocudose comes as an eye drop that you’ll use in one or both eyes, depending on your doctor’s recommendation. Before using Timoptic in Ocudose, be sure to read the directions that your doctor or pharmacist provides. If your doctor has prescribed other medications that are applied to your eye, separate these from your dose of Timoptic in Ocudose by at least 10 minutes.

Be sure to wash your hands before using Timoptic in Ocudose. To use the eye drops, you’ll place one drop in one or both eyes as directed by your doctor. You can use one vial for both eyes. Throw the vial away after using it, even if there is liquid leftover.

It may be helpful to use Timoptic in Ocudose around the same time of day. This helps maintain a steady level of the drug so Timoptic in Ocudose can work effectively.

Timoptic in Ocudose can be stored at room temperature, 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C), and should be kept in the foiling packaging until it’s time to use it.

If you have questions about how to use Timoptic in Ocudose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. There are also step-by-step instructions for Timoptic in Ocudose from the drug manufacturer.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose of Timoptic in Ocudose, ask your pharmacist or doctor if you should use the missed dose or skip it. To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or putting a note where you’ll see it, such as on your bathroom mirror or bedside table. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.

Long-term treatment

Timoptic in Ocudose is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Timoptic in Ocudose is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely use it long term.

Before you start taking Timoptic in Ocudose, your doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you.


Some pharmacies offer labels with large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist might be able to recommend a pharmacy that does.

It’s important that you do not use more Timoptic in Ocudose than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, using more than the recommended amount may lead to harmful effects or overdose.

Effects of an overdose

Overdose effects of Timoptic in Ocudose can include:

If you use more than the recommended amount of Timoptic in Ocudose

Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve used too much Timoptic in Ocudose. Another option is to call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.

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