I want to take a mild stimulant for ADD. The energizing effects of the ADD pill last for 3 hours. I understand the stimulant causes some constriction of blood vessels. Is there a way I can take the Timolol drops for Glaucoma at a time of the day that will allow me the benefits of Timolol drops as well as the ADD stimulants? What if I take the Timolol drops at 10:30 p.m. and a dose of the stimulant about 9 a.m. and again about noon?
Yes, these two drugs should be compatible (depending on the dosage and which ADD medication you're taking - if it's a high dose, it would probably reverse the effects of Timolol). The timing you have suggested sounds like a good idea, as the half-life of Timolol is about 2.5-5 hours, meaning its effects don't last very long (it remains in the blood stream for up to 12.5-25 hours, but its effects should only last for a few hours).
This all depends on your metabolism, height, and body weight, however. Taking Timolol at night and the stimulant in the morning and afternoon is a good bet, IMO.
- Timolol Information for Consumers
- Timolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Timolol (detailed)
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