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Can my pirbuterol interact with other medicines I take?

Pirbuterol can potentially affect, or be affected by, several drugs. The group of medications known as beta blockers can decrease the effectiveness of pirbuterol. If you take a beta blocker, your doctor may decide to use a different medicine while you are using pirbuterol. Other drugs that interact with pirbuterol include a class called loop diuretics; these are often prescribed for people with high blood pressure. Pirbuterol adds to the potassium-lowering effect of some diuretics so that the amount of potassium in your blood may become lower than normal. Finally, a group of antidepressants, called MAO inhibitors, may worsen the side effects of pirbuterol. Other drugs may also interact with pirbuterol; make sure your doctor has a complete list of all your medications so that potential interactions can be reduced.

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