Advertisement

What medications interact with long-acting beta-agonist bronchodilators?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

If you are taking bromocriptine, digoxin, or a theophylline, a long-acting beta-agonist may not be a good option for you.

If you are taking erythromycin, salmeterol may not be a good option for you.

If you are taking a drug that prolongs the QTc interval, long-acting beta-agonists can lead to serious side effects.

If you are taking a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor, a beta blocker, or a tricyclic antidepressant, long-acting beta-agonists can lead to serious side effects.

If you are taking an MAO inhibitor or have taken an MAO inhibitor within the past 2 weeks, long-acting beta-agonists can lead to serious side effects. 

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor.

Continue Learning about Antiasthma

What are the side effects of theophylline?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include headache, restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cr...
More Answers
Can taking antiasthma medications increase my risk for eye problems?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Risks of taking Dulera for asthma Taking the asthma drug Dulera (mometasone and formoterol) may incr...
More Answers
What should I know before taking omalizumab?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
It is not known if omalizumab is safe or effective for children under 6 years of age. Omalizumab ma...
More Answers
What should I know before using ipratropium nasal spray?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you have bladder neck obstruction, enlarged prostate (BPH), or narrow-angle glaucoma, ipratropium...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.