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Does Betimol interact with other medications or food?

Some drugs have known interactions with Betimol. Tell your doctor about any other prescription or over-the counter medicine, supplements or vitamins that you take. Tell your doctor if you take any of the following:

  • Alpha blockers, oral beta blockers or other beta blocker eye drops. Their use may increase the risk of the side effects of Betimol.
  • Calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem, felodipine, nifedipine, verapamil and others should also be avoided.
  • Clonidine, use with Betimol may result in increased blood pressure.
  • Cimetidine, digoxin, reserpine or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs like fluoxetine) used along with Betimol may cause serious heart problems or low blood pressure.
  • Insulin or oral diabetic drugs due to the risk of low blood sugar or slow heart rate, or masking signs of low blood sugar.

Other medications to avoid are sympathomimetics, epinephrine or theophylline since Betimol may make them less effective.

Additional interactions may result from taking:

  • quinidine
  • digitalis
  • acetazolamide
  • methazolamide
  • oral timolol

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