The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Maxair is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Maxair 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 Maxair, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Taking Maxair and certain diuretics together can increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia), especially when you use Maxair more frequently than recommended. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Maxair should not be taken with MAOIs or within two weeks of stopping an MAOI. Dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) may result.
It is possible that not every drug interaction with Maxair was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about Maxair drug interactions that may apply to you.
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