Bronchoconstriction secondary to use of topical timolol in a non-asthmatic patient

Satish Nayak, Karthik Rao, Navin Patil, A. Avinash, B. Jayaprakash, N. R. Rau

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Abstract

Ophthalmic application of a non-selective beta blocker like timolol maleate is known to produce bronchoconstriction in asthmatic individuals or patients with obstructive lung diseases. Timolol-induced bronchoconstriction in a previously healthy young adult without any pulmonary disease is rare. We report a case of a young adult who developed bronchoconstriction following ocular instillation of timolol maleate ophthalmic solution when he was treated for open-angle glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-299
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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