Advanced open-angle glaucoma and chronic bronchitis

Posted by marcus36 @marcus36, Sep 23 10:54am

I use Spiriva (tiotropium bromide, an anticholinergic) for COPD. Since cough and secretions are no longer being controlled, I’d like to use a combination inhaler with a beta-agonist. Theoretically, this may cancel out the beta-antagonist contained in Cosopt drops (timolol) that I am using twice daily. On the other hand, they may be working at different receptors; moreover, the inhaler should be working only topically, whereas there may be some systemic absorption of the eyedrops. Has anyone had a similar dilemma? Thanks.

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Hi @marcus36, I added your question to the COPD support group as well. Have you considered talking to your pharmacist about the counterproductive drug interactions?

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