Betaxolol and timolol. A comparison of efficacy and side effects.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Betaxolol hydrochloride, 0.5%, and timolol maleate, 0.5%, were compared in a 26-week randomized, double-masked study involving 46 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma. The two drugs were comparable with regard to both intraocular pressure-lowering efficacy and side effects. Since betaxolol is a selective beta 1-adrenergic antagonist, it may be advantageous for patients in whom beta 2-blockade could be harmful.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berry, DP; Van Buskirk, EM; Shields, MB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 45

PubMed ID

  • 6367723

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030026028


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States