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By mouth

Timolol is used alone or together with other medicines (such as hydrochlorothiazide) to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure… Read more

Brand names include: Blocadren

Into the eye

Timolol eye drops is used alone or together with other medicines to treat increased pressure in the eye that is caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition… Read more

Brand names include: Betimol, Istalol

Drug classes About this
Antianginal, Antiglaucoma, Antihypertensive, Antimigraine, Cardiovascular Agent
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Evidence reviews

Tafluprost / Timolol (Addendum to Commission A14-49) [Internet]

On 26 May 2015, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) commissioned the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) to conduct a supplementary assessment for Commission A14-49 (Tafluprost / timolol – Benefit assessment according to §35a SGB V).

Tafluprost / Timolol -- Benefit Assessment According to §35a Social Code Book V [Internet]

The aim of the present report was to assess the added benefit of the drug combination tafluprost / timolol in comparison with the appropriate comparator therapy (ACT) in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension who are insufficiently responsive to topical monotherapy with beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogues and require combination therapy and who would benefit from preservative-free eye drops.

A meta-analysis of therapy comparison between bimatoprost and timolol in ocular hypertension eye

Bibliographic details: Ge Y, Wang L, Cheng J, Huang Z.  A meta-analysis of therapy comparison between bimatoprost and timolol in ocular hypertension eye. Chinese Ophthalmic Research 2009; 27(12): 1120-1125

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Summaries for consumers

Fixed combination of tafluprost / timolol (Taptiqom) for glaucoma: Overview

The fixed combination of the active ingredients tafluprost and timolol (trade name: Taptiqom) has been approved in Germany since December 2014 for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or increased intraocular pressure in adults.

Neuroprotection (medicines to protect nerves involved in sight) for treatment of glaucoma in adults

The aim of this Cochrane review was to find out if neuroprotective medications (which aim to protect the nerves and cells in the eye) are effective for treating glaucoma in adults. We searched for all relevant studies to answer this question and found one study.

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