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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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. Linda Callaghan
32 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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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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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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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?

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?

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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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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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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Dr. Michael Naidoff
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Timolol (Definition)

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