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Betimol

Betimol

Betimol Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Betimol, Istalol, Timoptic Ocudose, Timoptic Ocumeter, Timoptic Ocumeter Plus, Timoptic-XE

Generic Name: timolol ophthalmic (Pronunciation: TIM oh lol off THAL mik)

What is timolol ophthalmic (Betimol)?

Timolol is a beta-blocker that also reduces pressure inside the eye.

Timolol ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

Timolol ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Timolol 0.25% Gel-FAL

Timolol 0.25% Ophth-FAL

Timolol 0.5% Gel-FAL

Timolol 0.5% Ophth-FAL

What are the possible side effects of timolol ophthalmic?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • swelling or redness of your eyelids;
  • eye redness, discomfort, or sensitivity to light;
  • drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
  • depressed mood, confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • wheezing, gasping, or other breathing problems;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • chest pain, slow or uneven heart rate; or
  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • blurred vision, double vision, drooping eyelid;
  • burning or stinging in your eye;
  • headache, weakness, drowsiness;
  • numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet;
  • ringing in your ears;
  • dry mouth;
  • nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, upset stomach;
  • skin rash or worsening psoriasis;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • cough, stuffy nose.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Betimol (timolol ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about timolol ophthalmic?

Do not allow the dropper to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using timolol ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.

Timolol ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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