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||BRAND NAME : Alcon
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Timolol maleate
Timoptic, Timoptic-XE, Timolol ,Alcon , Betimol
Alcon is a topical medication (applied directly in the eye) that effectively reduces internal pressure in the eye. Alcon is used in the treatment of glaucoma to lower elevated eye pressure that could damage vision and, with other glaucoma medications, to further reduce pressure in the eye.
Your doctor will tailor an individual Alcon dosage depending on your medical condition and how you responded to any previous glaucoma treatment.
The usual recommended initial dose is to place 1 drop of 0.25 percent Alcon in the affected eye(s) twice a day. If you do not respond satisfactorily to this dosage, your doctor may tell you to place 1 drop of 0.5 percent Timoptic in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
The usual dose of Alcon is 1 drop of either 0.25 percent or 0.5 percent in the affected eye(s) once a day. Invert the closed container and shake it once before you use it.
The usual dose of Betimol is 1 drop of either 0.25 percent or 0.5 percent in the affected eye(s) twice a day.
Alcon Contraindications :
Do not use Alcon if you have bronchial asthma, a history of bronchial asthma, or other serious breathing disorders such as emphysema, slow heartbeat, heart block (conduction disorder), active heart failure, or inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system (cardiogenic shock), or if you have ever had an allergic reaction or are sensitive to Alcon or any of its ingredients.
Alcon Side Effects:
The most common side effects Alcon are burning and stinging on instillation of the drug.
Other side effects Alcon may include : Abnormal overflow of tears, anxiety, behavioral changes, blurred or abnormal vision, cataracts, chest pain, cold hands and feet, common cold, confusion, conjunctivitis (pinkeye), cough, decreased sex drive, depression, diarrhea, difficult or labored breathing, difficulty swallowing, disorientation, dizziness, double vision, drooping eyelid, dry mouth, eye discharge, eye dryness or irritation and inflammation, eye pain or itching and tearing, fainting, fatigue, fluid in the lungs, hair loss, hallucinations, headache, heart failure, blood hypertension, hives, impotence, inability to breathe, increase in signs/symptoms of myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness), indigestion, inflammation or swelling of the eyelid, intolerance of light, itching, irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, memory loss, nausea, nervousness, nightmares, pain, pain or swelling in arms and legs, psoriasis, Peyronie's disease (curved and painful erection), rash, ringing in the ears, sensation of a foreign body in the eye, severe allergic reactions, sinus inflammation, skin tingling, sleepiness, slow heartbeat, stroke, stuffy nose, swelling, swelling of the face and neck, throbbing or fluttering heartbeat, tingling or pins and needles, upper respiratory infection, visual disturbances, weakness, wheezing, worsened angina pectoris (crushing chest pain)
Symptoms of Alcon overdose may include : Dizziness, headache, heart failure, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, wheezing
Alcon Missed dose:
If you use Alcon once a day, apply it as soon as you remember. If you do not remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses Timoptic,Timoptic-XE at once. If you use it more than once a day, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses Alcon at once.
Store Alcon at room temperature, protected from light. Keep from freezing.
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