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

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

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

If you are taking a beta blocker, a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor, a drug that prolongs the QTc interval, or a tricyclic antidepressant, short-acting inhaled 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, short-acting beta-agonists can lead to serious side effects. 

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