Drug Interactions With Indacaterol Maleate
Drug Interactions With Indacaterol Maleate ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when indacaterol maleate is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Using indacaterol maleate and a beta blocker together can decrease the effectiveness of both medications, as indacaterol maleate and beta blockers work in opposite ways. In addition, people with COPD should generally avoid beta blockers, as they may worsen their condition. While some beta blockers are less likely than others to interact with indacaterol maleate, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Using indacaterol maleate and certain diuretics together can increase your risk for low potassium levels (hypokalemia). Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together. Not all diuretics cause this problem. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your potassium levels more closely.
Combining indacaterol maleate with certain steroids can increase the risk for low blood potassium. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your potassium levels using a simple blood test.
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
Indacaterol maleate should be used with extreme caution in combination with MAOIs, as life-threatening reactions could occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining indacaterol maleate with an MAOI.
Other Long-Acting Beta Agonists
In no circumstance should indacaterol maleate be used in combination with other long-acting beta agonists, as dangerous problems could occur.
Indacaterol maleate should be used with extreme caution in combination with any medication that can cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) known as QT prolongation. Life-threatening reactions could occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining indacaterol maleate with a QT-prolonging medication.