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Timolol can be used for hypertension? It is generic name or brand name?

Hi I am confused and am finding difficulty finding in answer to this. Timolol is supposed to help with hypertention? I see it in one place as a glaucoma med. but then mosby's nursing drug reference says don't confuse with timoptic which is the brand name of timolol????? VERY CONFUSED. I want timolol for hypertention and is timolol the generic name or the brand name?

Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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TIMOLOL MALEATE 0.25 &0.5 % SOLN. is a generic name and is used in ocular hypertension or glaucoma,prescribed by Ophtholmologists. There are so many brand names,manufactured by various Pharmaceutical companies.To avoid confusion in the names,always,it is better to prescribe by GENERIC names only,if needed add brand name in the brackets.
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Timolol can be used for hypertension? It is generic name or brand name?

TIMOLOL MALEATE 0.25 &0.5 % SOLN. is a generic name and is used in ocular hypertension or glaucoma,prescribed by Ophtholmologists. There are so many brand names,manufactured by various Pharmaceutical companies.To avoid confusion in the names,always,it is better to prescribe by GENERIC names only,if needed add brand name in the brackets.