Adverse effects experienced by patients taking timolol

Am J Ophthalmol. 1979 Oct;88(4):736-8. doi: 10.1016/0002-9394(79)90674-3.

Abstract

Adverse effects involving one or more organ systems occurred in 38 of 165 patients with various types of glaucoma when timolol was added to their glaucoma therapy. It was necessary to discontinue timolol because of these side effects in 15 (9%) of the patients. Double-masked studies will be necessary to clarify the relationship of these adverse effects to the use of timolol.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Asthma / chemically induced
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / chemically induced
  • Child
  • Eye Diseases / chemically induced
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure / drug effects
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Propanolamines / adverse effects*
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / chemically induced
  • Timolol / adverse effects*
  • Vision Disorders / chemically induced

Substances

  • Propanolamines
  • Timolol