Betimol Side Effects
In clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effects of Betimol were burning and stinging. Other common side effects included dry eyes, eyelid redness, and headaches. Although most side effects of this drug are mild, some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including double vision, anxiety, or rapid weight gain.
As with any medicine, Betimol® (timolol) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Betimol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Betimol side effects with you.)
Betimol has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented. In these studies, the most common side effects of Betimol (occurring in about one in every eight people) were burning and stinging.
Other common Betimol side effects (occurring in at least 5 percent of people) included:
- Dry eyes
- Feeling like something is stuck in the eye
- Eye discomfort
- Eyelid redness
- Red eyes.
Side effects occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people included:
- Eye pain
- An overflow of tears
- Blurred or abnormal vision
- Inflammation of the cornea of the eye
- Inflammation of the eyelids
- General body weakness
- The common cold
- Arm or leg pain
- High blood pressure
- Swelling in the arms or legs
- Sinus infection or irritation
- Respiratory infection
- Dry mouth.