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Xopenex Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Xopenex is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Xopenex and a beta blocker together can decrease the effectiveness of both medications. 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 Xopenex, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Combining Xopenex with certain diuretics can increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia), especially when you use Xopenex more frequently than recommended. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
Xopenex may decrease the level of digoxin in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. 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 Xopenex.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Xopenex 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 Xopenex with an MAOI.
Xopenex should be used with extreme caution in combination with tricyclic antidepressants, because it may result in dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) or an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Talk to your healthcare provider before combining Xopenex with a tricyclic antidepressant.