Specific Drugs That React With Xopenex

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.
 
Beta Blockers
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.
 
Certain Diuretics
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.
 
Digoxin
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.
 
Tricyclic Antidepressants
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.
 

Final Thoughts on Xopenex Drug Interactions

It is possible that not all Xopenex drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific drug interactions that may apply to you.
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