Brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic Side Effects
Some side effects of brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Along with its needed effects, brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic:More common
- Burning, dry, or itching eyes
- discharge or excessive tearing
- redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- stinging in the eyes
- tiny bumps on lining of the eyelid
- Blurred or loss of vision
- disturbed color perception
- double vision
- feeling of having something in the eye
- halos around lights
- night blindness
- pounding in the ears
- sensitivity of the eyes to light
- slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
- tunnel vision
- watery eyes
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic:Symptoms of overdose
- Chest pain or discomfort
- difficulty breathing
- lightheadedness, dizziness or fainting
- no blood pressure or pulse
- noisy breathing
- stopping of heart
- tightness in the chest
Some side effects of brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Dry mouth
- feeling sad or empty
- lack of appetite
- lack or loss of strength
- loss of interest or pleasure
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- trouble concentrating
- trouble sleeping
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Ocular side effects have included allergic conjunctivitis, follicular conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, eye pruritis, ocular burning, and stinging. Also reported were diplopia, choroidal detachment following filtration surgery, cystoid macular edema, decreased corneal sensitivity, pseudophemphigoid ptosis, refractive changes, blepharitis, blepharoconjunctivitis, conjunctival edema, conjunctival hemorrhage, conjunctivitis, blurred vision, corneal erosion, epiphora, eye discharge, eye dryness, eye irritation, eye pain, eyelid edema, eyelid pruritis, lid disorder, tearing, visual field defect, vitreous detachment, vitreous disorder, vitreous floaters, worsened visual acuity, iritis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, miosis, foreign body sensation, superficial punctate keratitis, and visual disturbance.
Cardiovascular side effects have included arrythmia, bradycardia, tachycardia, cardiac arrest, cardiac failure, cerebral ischemia, cerebral vascular accident, claudication, cold hands and feet, edema, heart block, palpitation, pulmonary edema, Raynaud's phenomena, syncope, and worsening of angina pectoris.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included anorexia, diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain, gastrointestinal disorder, dyspepsia, hepatomegaly, ischemic colitis, mesenteric arterial thrombosis, diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea.
Immunologic side effects have included systemic lupus erythematosus.
Nervous system side effects have included increased signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis, insomnia, nightmares, paresthesias, headache, asthenia, somnolence, dizziness, fatigue, photophobia, taste perversion, confusion, slightly clouded sensorium, and vertigo
Psychiatric side effects have included hallucinations, anxiety, disorientation, nervousness, memory loss, behavorial changes and psychic disturbances, slightly clouded sensorium, decreased performance on neuropsychometrics, diminished concentration, emotional liability, an acute reversible syndrome characterized by disorientation for time and place, and reversible mental depression progressing to catatonia.
Respiratory side effects have included cough, oral dryness, dyspnea, bronchitis, bronchial obstruction, rales, bronchospasm, nasal dryness, dyspnea, nasal congestion, rhinitis, sinus infection, sinusitis, pharyngitis, colds, and respiratory infections.
Hematologic side effects have included agranulocytosis, nonthrombocytopenic purpura, and thrombocytopenic purpura,
Genitourinary side effects have included urination difficulties, decreased libido, impotence, Peyronie's disease, and retroperitoneal fibrosis.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included anaphylaxis, angioedema, urticaria, fever combined with aching and sore throat, laryngospasm with respiratory distress, erythematous rash and both generalized and localized rash. Ocular hypersensitivity reactions have been reported, sometimes associated with an increase in intraocular pressure.
Endocrine side effects have included masking of symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia.
General side effects have included decreased exercise tolerance, extremity pain, local weakness, weight loss, tinnitus, flu syndrome, and abnormal taste.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia.
Postmarketing adverse reactions in infants have included apnea, bradycardia, coma, hypotension, hypothermia, hypotonia, lethargy, pallor, respiratory depression, and somnolence.
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