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During treatment with timolol, sexual side effects can occur. These problems may include a decreased sex drive, impotence, or an abnormal curvature of the penis. If you develop these or other sexual problems, let your healthcare provider know so he or she can recommend an erectile dysfunction medication, adjust your timolol dosage, or prescribe an alternative medication.
Does Timolol Cause Sexual Side Effects?Timolol (Betimol®, Blocadren®, Istalol®, Timoptic®), like most beta blockers, is known to cause certain sexual side effects. With timolol, these problems included:
- Decreased sex drive (decreased libido)
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction, or ED)
- Peyronie's disease (abnormal curvature of the penis).