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Who should not take salbutamol?

Anyone who has had a reaction in the past to any product containing albuterol should be not take salbutamol. Salbutamol is simply another name for albuterol. People with hypokalemia or recurrent seizures should avoid this drug, because salbutamol can lower potassium levels in the blood. Potassium levels also affect cardiovascular activity. People prone to heart and circulation problems like abnormal heartbeats, damaged arteries, or high blood pressure should be especially careful when using this drug. It may also not be appropriate for people with certain medical conditions, like high blood pressure or heart disease, diabetes, seizure disorders, or an overactive thyroid. Salbutamol is generally not considered safe for very young children or pregnant women. People who have conditions that require them to take beta-blockers, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, or tricyclic antidepressants should talk with their doctor, because these drugs interact negatively with salbutamol.

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