Drugs That Interfere With Dulera
Dulera Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potential problems that can occur when Dulera is combined with any of the drugs mentioned above.
Taking Dulera in combination with diabetes drugs may decrease the effectiveness of the antidiabetic medications. This can lead to high blood sugar levels. In some cases, Dulera may also cause low blood glucose levels. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor your blood sugar levels more closely if you take these medications together.
Taking Dulera in combination with a beta blocker may decrease the effectiveness of both medications. People with asthma should generally avoid beta blockers, as they can make their condition worse. While some beta blockers are less likely than others to interact with Dulera, all beta blockers may potentially cause problems.
Taking Dulera in combination with certain diuretics may increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia). If you take diuretics, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Dulera.
CYP 3A4 Inhibitor Medications
The body breaks down Dulera using enzymes in the liver known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Some other medications (known as CYP 3A4 inhibitors) can decrease the activity of these enzymes. Combining Dulera with one of these CYP 3A4 inhibitors may increase the level of Dulera in your body, increasing your risk for side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to decrease your Dulera dosage.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Dulera should be used with extreme caution in combination with MAOIs because it may result in dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension). Talk to your healthcare provider before combining Dulera with an MAOI.