Are There Any Negative Interactions Between Timolol Maleate And Breo Inhaler?
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Welcome and thanks for your query.
Breo inhaler contains a beta stimulant and Timolol is a beta blocker. So there is a pharmacological antagonism between the two. If you are having shortness of breath may be you should discuss with your doctor regarding changing your medication from Timolol to a beta 1 selective medicine like Nebivolol or Bisoprolol which have less chance of producing shortness of breath.
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If you are on Timolol ophthalmic preparation, there's no need to change anything as there is hardly any systemic effect.
If you are using Timolol orally for another indication like high blood pressure or a coronary artery disease, then it would be better to change the Timolol for a more selective betablocker which is less likely to produce breathing difficulty.
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Thank you for the information.
You require to be on a beta blocker and was prescribed a good beta blocker. Since you have developed breathlessness which may be worsened by the beta 2 blocking effect, it would be better to change over to a more specific beta1 blocker like Nebivolol which will give adequate protection to the heart without affecting the bronchi.
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Dr Noble Zachariah