Combigan Side Effects
Serious Side EffectsSome Combigan side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Worsening of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart attacks or strokes
- Signs of myasthenia gravis, such as muscle weakness, droopy eyelids, and double vision
- Signs of heart failure, such as:
- Water retention
- Swelling in the hands or feet
- Rapid weight gain (see Timolol and Weight Gain)
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Worsening of depression
- Worsening of Raynaud's disease
- Signs or symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as:
- Widespread itching or hives
- An unexplained rash
- Wheezing or other difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat.
Of course, any eye drop can cause problems (such as an eye infection) if it is contaminated, so be sure to avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Report any signs of an eye infection (such as severe pain, swelling, or redness) to your healthcare provider right away.
You may experience some or none of the Combigan side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using the eye drops or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to Combigan, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.