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Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents (Ophthalmic)

Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

    More common

      Redness of eyes or inside of eyelids

    Less common or rare

      Blurred vision or other change in vision; different size pupils of the eyes; discoloration of the eyeball; droopy upper eyelid; eye pain; redness or irritation of the tongue; seeing double; swelling, irritation or inflammation of eye or eyelid

    Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body

      Ankle, knee, or great toe joint pain; ankle, knee, or great toe joint swelling; anxiety or nervousness; bloody or cloudy urine; breast pain; burning or prickling feeling on body; change in taste; chest pain; chills; clumsiness or unsteadiness; confusion or mental depression; coughing, wheezing, or troubled breathing; decreased sexual ability; diarrhea; difficult, burning, or painful urination; dizziness or feeling faint; drowsiness; dryness or soreness of throat; ear pain; feeling of constant movement; fever; hair loss; hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there); headache; hoarseness; irregular, fast, slow, or pounding heartbeat; lightheadedness; lower back or side pain; muscle or joint aches or pain; muscle tightness or stiffness; nausea or vomiting; raw, red, blistering, scaly, or crusted areas of the skin; ringing or buzzing in the ears; runny, stuffy, or bleeding nose; skin rash, hives, or itching; swelling of feet, ankles, or lower legs; trouble in sleeping; unusual tiredness or weakness

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Blurred vision, temporary; decreased night vision; stinging of eye or other eye irritation (when medicine is applied)


The side effect of blurred vision is associated primarily with levobetaxolol and the timolol gel-forming solution and usually lasts from thirty seconds to five minutes.

    Less common or rare

      Acid or sour stomach; belching; browache; constipation; crusting of eyelashes; dryness of eye; dry skin; feeling of something in the eye; heartburn; increased sensitivity of eye to light; indigestion; itching, stinging, burning, or watering of eye or other eye irritation; pain, redness, warmth, or swelling of muscles

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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