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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Timoptic (Overview)

Timoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is timoptic (timolol)?

What is timoptic (timolol)?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
29 doctors shared insights

Timoptic (Overview)

Timoptic is an ocular beta blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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Dr. Michael Naidoff
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Timolol (Definition)

Timolol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more