TIMOPTIC-XE Reviews

Average Rating: 4.3 (3 Ratings)

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 3  open-angle glaucoma Slow heartbeat, weight gain, slight depression This drug did what it was supposed to do: lowered my eye pressure. However, being a runner both before and after this medication was prescribed to me, I discovered almost immediately that it was difficult for me to run the same hilly routes as before. I believe that the beta-blocker has a tendency to retard the heart rate, as I found it difficult to reach and maintain my target heart rate. Using the occlusion technique when administering the drops was of some help, but I still noticed a big difference when my eye doctor eventually switched me to a different medication. F 47 2 years
3/24/2008
 5  to lower eye pressure none works great M 67 10 years
9/27/2007
 5  Increased pressure in the eye Mild and transient stinging upon application. Blurred vision for a short period after application. A very effective medication. But because it containes a gel to control the rate of release, it results in a little blurred vision for the first hour. For the same reason, it works better than Timoptic (non-XE) or Timolol Maleate M 45 3 years
10/9/2006
  

TIMOPTIC-XE  (TIMOLOL MALEATE):  This medication is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open angle-type) or other eye diseases (e.g., ocular hypertension). Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This medication works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye. Timolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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