User Reviews for Timolol ophthalmic to treat Glaucoma, Open Angle
Brand names: Betimol, Timoptic, Timoptic Ocudose, Timoptic-XE, Istalol
Timolol ophthalmic has an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 from a total of 10 reviews for the treatment of Glaucoma, Open Angle. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 20% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Timolol ophthalmic
Istalol (timolol) "This has been the best medication for my glaucoma. Stings a little, but has controlled my pressures. I have not been able to use any of the drops such a Alphagan, Xalatan, etc. as I have an adverse reaction, i.e. migraine, drying and scratchy eye, very sensitive to light, etc."
"After just 16 days, it wrecked my asthma, made me impotent, cold all the time, blurred my vision, aggravated my retinal hole, gave me anxious dreams, made me want to cry constantly, gave me insomnia, and constant fatigue, but combined with latanoprost, reduced my IOP by 75% (down to single digits). For me, it's not worth going through this to be able to see 10 years from now."
Timoptic Ocudose (timolol) "I just started using Timoptic Ocudose( manufactured in France) a month ago. I've experienced dry eyes, blurred vision, possible ringing in my ears, prominent red veins in white of eyes, and flashes. Does anyone else use this? If so any side effects? Tell me what your experience has been."
Istalol (timolol) "This medication is excellent with no side effects for me, however the generic Timilol, does not work for near as well; Timilol has the same side effects as Xalatan and others that include headaches, migraines, dry eye, having to use twice as much, blurred vision. I do try new mediations as they come out but all of them have had the same side effects that are not acceptable, ie migraines and blurred vision, burning, itchy eyes.... Most all pharmacies and drug companies encourage generic, but I do not think it has the exact formula as the name brand; this includes Canadian drug companies and pharmacies."
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"I hate this drug and all the side effects and yet I'm told it is the only one I can take. I'm actively searching for someone to help and have learned there is a preservative free Timolol but have been unable to find it. I hope to get help before my heart gives out."
"I have been on Timolol for 2 years. Recently diagnosed w/av block 2nd degree. Heart rate @ 30 during surgery. Seeing Opthalmologist soon to see if discontinuing Timolol is warranted for me. When 1st began Timolol I was diagnosed with a block 1st degree. Taking 1 drop in each eye twice a day."
"Has anyone noticed that Timolol now comes in new packaging and the familiar yellow top that security closed the bottle is missing. I find the the current top cannot be securely closed. To me, this is extremely dangerous and is counter to what the website warns in preventing infection due to insecurely closed vials."
" timolo drops improved my near sightedness at first, I guess because my lowering pressure was changing shape of lens. Did not need reading glasses, but do again now. Going back to doctoring month for 2nd check on pressure since I started using Timolol in Feb, 2019. Does seem to lower my blood pressure a few points. I’m only using half as much Bystolic as I used to. My eyed pressure dropped from 126 to 113 after 3 weeks from start."
"It has lowered my (Intraocular Pressure) IOP. No side effects so far just been taking it 1 month"
"Have had severe chapped lips since starting Timilol. It's so annoying and quite uncomfortable. Can't seem to find a solution. IOP pressure has not really been reduced. Eye doc switch meds."
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"If you close your eyes for three minutes, as they describe in a video on glaucoma.org, it doesn't get into your body...just your eyes. Wish they had told me this years ago. The night sweats went away immediately."