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Timolol Maleate Medication
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
Timolol eye drops: Are used to lower eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. Side effects are mostly due to the timolol getting in your system through your tear drainage system. They include shortness of breath, low heart rate, tiredness, dry mouth, and decreased libido. The preservatives in these types of drops can cause eye redness, irritation, and blurry vision. Good luck. ...Read more
Have borderline glaucoma with ocular hyper tension. No heart related issues. When I use timolol maleate 0.5% it hurts in the heart region. Advise?
Timolol: One is the maleate salt and the other is the hemihydrate. They are similar in opthalmic effect. ...Read more
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To optic: What are you asking? Enough for what, why? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
It depends: There are local side effects of dryness, eye irritation, and that can vary with the formulation of drops. Serious systemic side effects include heart block, decreased libido, depression, but these are very rare. Your doctor will help you monitor for these serious side effects, and if you are taking heart medications, an ekg may be indicated. ...Read more
Heart, lung: Timolol is an effective anti-glaucoma drops. There is some systemic absorption of the agent termed a 'beta-blocking' agent. It can change the heart rhythm usually by capping the rate in exercise and it can increase the chance of asthma in the susceptible. If these symptoms occur, see your ophthalmologist for alternative treatments. ...Read more
Question: What are you asking, the wording is not clear? ...Read more
What is the importance of pressing near the eye (punctal occlusion) after taking eye drops for glaucoma? Instructions for 0.5% timolol include "punctal occlusion." is this a standard instruction for anyone using timolol? Or might it have been written by
Yes: Punctal occlusion increases ocular penetration and reduces systemic absorption which can be a concern in certain individuals sensitive to beta blockers. Closing the eye gently for 5 minutes accomplishes the same thing as puntal occlusion and is more comfortable to perform. ...Read more
Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?
Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?
Yes: This is a very good but complicated question. You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion. If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more
I used gfs (timolol) in the usa. In 2009, I moved to mumbai. The doctor has tried many eye drops including Xalatan (latanoprost) but iop stays at 19-20.?
Ideal IOP: Eyedrops to lower the pressure depend upon the target pressure. If you are visually stable (no changes in vision and field) at a pressure of 19-20, then you are ok. But if you are losing vision and no more agents are available, you might need laser or operative surgery. Timolol should be available in india. ...Read more
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