Drugs That Interfere With Advair
Advair Drug Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Advair is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Advair and a beta blocker together can decrease the effectiveness of both medications. Additionally, people with asthma should generally avoid beta blockers, as they may worsen their condition. While some beta blockers are less likely than others to interact with Advair, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Taking Advair with certain antibiotics or antifungals can raise the level of Advair in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Be sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking Advair with certain antibiotics or antifungal medications.
Taking Advair and certain diuretics together can increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia), especially when you use Advair more frequently than recommended. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
Digoxin (Digitek, Lanoxin)
Advair may decrease the level of digoxin in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of digoxin in your blood and adjust your digoxin dosage as necessary -- especially when you are starting or stopping Advair.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Advair should be used with extreme caution in combination with MAOIs because it may result in dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension). Talk with your healthcare provider before combining Advair with an MAOI.