Drug Interactions With Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler
Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler with an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor can make both medications less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely and adjust your dose of these medications to prevent interactions from occurring.
Combining an anticholinergic medication with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler (which also contains an anticholinergic medication) can increase your risk of side effects of ipratropium and albuterol inhaler, such as dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes, or difficulty passing urine.
Taking the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler with a beta blocker can decrease the effectiveness of both medications. In addition, beta blockers can have a negative effect on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While some beta blockers are less likely than others to interact with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Combining the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler with certain diuretics can increase your risk of low potassium levels (hypokalemia), especially if you use the inhaler more frequently than recommended. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
The ipratropium and albuterol inhaler may decrease the level of digoxin in your blood, perhaps making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor the level of digoxin in your blood and adjust your dosage as necessary, especially when you are starting or stopping the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler.