How does Maxair interact with other medications or food?

Using certain medications with Maxair (pirbuterol inhalation) could cause serious side effects. Other medications may change the way Maxair works, which may cause an asthma attack. Beta-blockers that should not be used when taking Maxair include: acebutolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, carteolol, carvedilol, labetalol, metoprolol, nadolol, pindolol, propranolol and timolol.

Other medications that should not be used at the same time as Maxair include:
  • other bronchodilators, such as albuterol, bitolterol, isoetharine, isoproterenol, metaproterenol, salmeterol or terbutaline
  • antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline or protriptyline
  • isocarboxazid, phenelzine, sotalol, theophylline or tranylcypromine
  • decongestants, diet pills or caffeine

Other prescription and non-prescription drugs, including vitamins and other supplements, may have properties that make them interact negatively with Maxair, so be sure your doctor knows about all the medications you are using before taking Maxair.  


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