The nurse is caring for a client diagnosed with glaucoma. The health care provider has ordered timolol maleate. Which finding in the client’s history would prompt the nurse to notify the health care provider?

  • asthma
  • migraines
  • atrial fibrillation
  • urinary tract infection
Number 1 is correct.
Timolol maleate treats glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure. It should be used with caution in clients with asthma because the beta-adrenergic effects can worsen asthma exacerbations. Migraines, atrial fibrillation, and urinary tract infection are not contraindications to prescribing timolol maleate.