What is Timolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Timoptic Ocudose Falcon Timolol Betimol Show all

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Timolol is an ophthalmic agent and non-selective beta blocker. Eye drops are used for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure such as glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Oral dosing is used for hypertension and angina; to reduce mortality following heart attack; and to prevent migraine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Glaucoma 20 8
Elevated blood pressure 2 0
Eye pressure 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 5
Ocular hypertension 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Timolol

Side effect Patients
Dry eyes 2
Lightheadedness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Timolol

Dosage Patients
1 drop(s) daily 2
5 mg daily 2
0.5 % daily 1
0.5 % twice daily 1
1 g daily 1
1 drop(s) twice daily 1
2 drop(s) daily 1
10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Timolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Timolol

Duration

Currently taking Timolol

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Timolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 7
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 4
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Timolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Travoprost (Travatan Z) 1

Patients stopped taking Timolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dorzolamide-timolol (Cosopt) 2
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1 patient evaluation for Timolol

Sep 7, 2014 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Nov 14, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 16, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Nov 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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