TIMOLOL MALEATE (TIMOPTOL) is usually well tolerated. The following adverse reactions have been reported with ocular administration of this or other timolol maleate formulations, either in clinical trials or since the drug has been marketed.
Special Senses: Signs and symptoms of ocular irritation, including burning and stinging, conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratitis, decreased corneal sensitivity and dry eyes. Visual disturbances, including refractive changes (due to withdrawal of miotic therapy in some cases), diplopia, ptosis, choroidal detachment following filtration surgery (see Precautions), tinnitus.
Cardiovascular: Bradycardia, arrhythmia, hypotension, syncope, heart block, cerebrovascular accident, cerebral ischemia, congestive heart failure, palpitation, cardiac arrest, edema, claudication, Raynaud's phenomenon, cold hands and feet.
Respiratory: Bronchospasm (predominantly in patients with preexisting bronchospastic disease), respiratory failure, dyspnea, cough.
Body As a Whole: Headache, asthenia, fatigue, chest pain.
Integumentary: Alopecia, psoriasiform rash or exacerbation of psoriasis.
Hypersensitivity: Signs and symptoms of allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, angioedema, urticaria, localized and generalized rash.
Nervous System/Psychiatric: Dizziness, depression, insomnia, nightmares, memory loss, increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis, paresthesia.
Digestive: Nausea, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dry mouth.
Urogenital: Decreased libido, Peyronie's disease, sexual dysfunction.
Immunologic: Systemic lupus erythematosus.
Potential Side Effects: Side effects reported in clinical experience with systemic timolol maleate may be considered potential side effects of ophthalmic timolol maleate.