Proven. Effective. Comfortable.
- As monotherapy, BETIMOL® provides proven efficacy for consistent IOP control4
- As adjunctive therapy, BETIMOL® delivers significant reduction in IOP levels when added to Xalatan® (P<0.001)3
- Less post-installation blurred vision than timolol gel solution2, 7
- Patients reported less stinging and burning compared to Istalol® 2 Prescribe
Prescribe BETIMOL®: Comfortable and effective IOP control for your patients
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Important Safety Information
The most commonly reported ocular side effect was stinging and burning.
BETIMOL® is contraindicated in patients with overt heart failure, cardiogenic shock, sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block, bronchial asthma or history of bronchial asthma, severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
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3. Stewart WC, Day DG, Sharpe ED, Dubiner HB, Holmes KT, Stewart JA. Efficacy and safety of timolol solution once daily vs timolol gel added to latanoprost. Am J Ophthalmol. 1999;128:692-696.
4. Stewart WC, Leland TM, Cate EA, Stewart JA. Efficacy and safety of timolol solution once daily versus timolol gel in treating elevated intraocular pressure. J Glaucoma. 1998;7:402-407.
5. DuBiner HB, Hill R, Kaufman H, et al. Timolol hemihydrate vs timolol maleate to treat ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. Am J Ophthalmol.1996;121:522-528.
6. Beckers HJ, Schouton JS, Webers CA, van de Valk R, Hendrikse F. Side effects of commonly used glaucoma medication: comparison of tolerability, chance of discontinuation, and patient satisfaction. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Oph 2008: 246:1485-1490.
7. Stewart WC, Leland TM, Cate EA, Stewart JA. Efficacy and safety of timolol solution once daily vs. timolol gel in treating elevated IOP. J Glaucoma 1998;7:402-447.
8. Stewart WC, Stewart JA, Holmes KT, Leech JN. Differences in ocular surface irritation between timolol hemihydrate and timolol maleate. Am J Ophthalmol. 2000;130:712-716.