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

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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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...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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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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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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What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

What are some of the side effects of timolol eye drops?

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

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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

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What are the side effects of timolol eye drops if you keep using it?

What are the side effects of timolol eye drops if you keep using it?

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

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What are side effect of using timolol maleate eyedrops for glaucoma/macular degeneration?

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

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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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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?

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?

Side effect: If you notice chest pain or tightness or breathing difficulty, you should discontinue timolol and call your eye doc about your symptoms. He/she will more than likely switch you to a different class of medication. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does latanoprost/timolol eye drops cause an allergic reaction?

Does latanoprost/timolol eye drops cause an allergic reaction?

Yes, but: Virtually any drug can cause an allergic rxn in susceptible people. Latanoprost can cause redness, blurred vision, burning and the sensation that something is "in your eye" (foreign body sensation) which you may perceive as an allergic rxn but these are actually side effects. ...Read more

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Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Does modafinil cause adverse reaction to a glaucoma patient who is on treatment with Xalatan (latanoprost) and timolol?

Doubtful: Medication side effects can be quite unique in some individuals, but Modafinil is unlikely to adversely affect glaucoma. Would definitely check with your ophthalmologist if eye issues are changing. ...Read more

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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.?

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

Dr. Michael Naidoff
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