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Brethine Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Brethine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Brethine 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 Brethine, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Taking Brethine and certain diuretics together can increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia), especially when you use Brethine more frequently than recommended. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Brethine should be used with extreme caution in combination with MAOIs. Dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) may result. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining Brethine with an MAOI.
Brethine should be used with extreme caution in combination with tricyclic antidepressants. Dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) may result. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining Brethine with a tricyclic antidepressant.
It is possible that not every drug interaction with Brethine was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about specific Brethine drug interactions that may apply to you.