Drug Interactions With Budesonide and Formoterol

There are a number of medications that may cause drug interactions with budesonide and formoterol, including tricyclic antidepressants, certain antibiotics or antifungals, and beta blockers. When these medicines interact with budesonide and formoterol, the effectiveness of the drugs may be decreased (and your risk of side effects increased). To help prevent budesonide and formoterol interactions, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking.

Budesonide and Formoterol Drug Interactions: An Overview

Budesonide and formoterol (Symbicort®) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to budesonide and formoterol interactions include:



  • Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:


    • Clarithromycin (Biaxin®)
    • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
    • Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
    • Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
    • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
    • Miconazole
    • Telithromycin (Ketek®)


  • Certain diuretics, such as:



  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including:





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Budesonide and Formoterol (Symbicort)

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