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Doctor insights on: Dorzolamide And Timolol

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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Dorzolamide (Definition)

Dorzolamide is a glaucoma medicine that is quite effective in lowering intraocular pressure-- it works by reducing the production of aqueous humor in the eye. Side effects are summarized well on medicinenet.Com or check ...Read more


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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between  brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...Read more

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What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Allergies, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, muscular disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency, prior to surgery, blurred vision, pregnancy & breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How effective is timolol (Betimol) for treating glaucoma?

How effective is timolol (Betimol) for treating glaucoma?

Variable: Timolol is a beta blocker and has been used for decades for treating glaucoma. It is generally very effective, but has potential side effects. Every eye responds differently to the available glaucoma treatments. This is why the eye pressure is checked 4-6 weeks after starting any new glaucoma drop for effectiveness. ...Read more

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How long can Timolol treatment for suspected glaucoma last?

How long can Timolol treatment for suspected glaucoma last?

Not to treat: In most cases of chronic glaucoma in the USA, the disease in young adults is very slowly progressive over many years. In 'Suspect' cases, there is NO Evidence of damage to any vision, and NO evidence of damage to any ocular nerve tissue. In those cases, retesting a couple of times a year , and looking for other causes of the suspicious findings, are more prudent than immediately treating. ...Read more

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What is timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of timolol drops?

Minor: You may experience may experience a burning and stinging sensation immediately after the medication is administered. You may experience momentary blurred or double vision after administering the drops. Some people will notice depression or mood changes, dizziness, drowsiness, a slow or irregular heartbeat or breathing difficulties. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what interacts with timolol eyedrops and why?

Timolo drugs: There are so many intercations with timolol with many drugs. Let me know what medications you are on? So that i can tell you any potenstial interaction or not. ...Read more

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What other meds interact with timolol eyedrops and why?

What other meds interact with timolol eyedrops and why?

Mess that slow heart: Timolol is an eyedrop that can slow the heart rate. It is in the class called beta blockers. Other beta blockers such as atenolol and metoprolol also slow the heart. Calcium channel blockers such as Diltiazem and verapamil also slow the hr as does digoxin. Sometimes timolol has enough systemic effect to slow the heart either alone or in combo with other meds. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Timolol: Side effects od timolol include: chf, heart block, bradycardia, raynauds, bronchospasm, hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, lupus erythema tours, myasthenia gravies exacerbation, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dyspnea, pruritus, ocular irritation, nightmares and impotence. ...Read more

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Has anyone had bad side effects using timolol maleate eyedrops for glaucoma?

Has anyone had bad side effects using timolol maleate eyedrops for glaucoma?

Yes: Depends on your definition of bad but yes there are relative and absolute contraindications, and many potential side effects, but generally the medicine is tolerated. ...Read more

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Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

This treats glaucoma: Timolol maleate is the generic name of one medicine, timoptic (timolol). Alphagan is another medication to treat glaucoma. They can be used in combination. ...Read more

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What is the precautions for use of timoptic (timolol)?

Key Side-Effects: Timoptic (timolol) is one of the best tolerated anti-glaucoma medications. It's side effects include: red eye, heart-block (in patients with arrhythmia), aggravation of asthma, glucose intolerance (in diabetics), and finally in patients with hyperthyroidism, the drop can exacerbate withdrawal symptoms (palpitations, sweating, etc). ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of timolol eye drops?

Timolol eye drops: There are more than 75 side effects reported with tomolol eye drops, more common are burning and stiging in eyes, blurry vision, bradycardia. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Trusopt (Definition)

Trusopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Cosopt (Definition)

Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is ...Read more