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Timoptic® (Merck Sharp & Dohme)

Timolol maleate
  • Ronald J. Tallarida


Timolol, an ophthalmic preparation, is a nonselective beta-adrenergic antagonist with little or no agonist activity and no local anesthetic properties. Timoptic ophthalmic solution, when applied topically in the eye, reduces both elevated and normal intraocular pressure. (Timolol was recently released in an oral formulation for treatment of hypertension as well as for use after myocardial infarction. See Medical Letter reference for further information.)


Ocular Hypertension Ophthalmic Solution Elevated Intraocular Pressure Timolol Maleate Acute Febrile Illness 
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  1. Boger, WP, III, et al: Am J Ophthalmol 86:8, 1978.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Medical Letter 20(25): 109, 1978.Google Scholar
  3. Medical Letter 24:43, 1982 (Timolol for use after myocardial infarction and for hypertension).Google Scholar
  4. Sonntag, JR, et al: Invest Ophthalmol Visual Sci 17:293, 1978.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Tallarida
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  1. 1.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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