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Who should not take formoterol fumarate inhalation solution?

Your doctor may not recommend formoterol inhalation solution if you have diabetes, heart disease or irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, pheochromocytoma (a condition affecting your adrenal glands), seizures, thyroid disease or if you are allergic to formoterol, certain other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you take any of the following, you and your doctor must evaluate the risks and benefits of adding formoterol:

  • caffeine
  • furazolidone
  • MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) drugs
  • medicines for blood pressure, diuretics
  • medicines for depression, anxiety or psychotic disturbances
  • methadone
  • other medicines for breathing problems
  • pentamidine
  • pimozide
  • procarbazine
  • some antibiotics, such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, levofloxacin, linezolid and telithromycin
  • some heart medicines, including heart rhythm drugs and beta-blockers
  • steroid medicines
  • stimulant medicines for colds, attention disorders, weight loss or to stay awake

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