Side Effects of Brimonidine/Timolol

Common Side Effects

Brimonidine/timolol has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects reported in a group of people using the drug are documented. Based on these clinical trials, the most common side effects of brimonidine/timolol (all occurring in 5 to 15 percent of people) included:
 
  • Eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis)
  • Enlarged lymph follicles in the lining of the inner surface of the eye and eyelid (conjunctival folliculosis)
  • Eye redness
  • Eye itching
  • Eye burning or stinging.
     
Other common reactions (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) included but were not limited to:
 
  • General weakness
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Eye pain
  • Eyelid redness or itching
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness.
     

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the brimonidine/timolol 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 brimonidine/timolol, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 

Brimonidine/Timolol Drug Information

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