Drug Interactions With Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler

Drug interactions with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler may occur if it is combined with certain diuretics, tricyclic antidepressants, and MAOIs, among other things. These interactions may increase your risk of side effects, decrease the medications' effectiveness, or cause an irregular heart rhythm. Discuss with your healthcare provider any drug interactions with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler that may apply to you prior to using it.

An Overview of Drug Interactions With Ipratropium and Albuterol Inhaler

In order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, Combivent inhalers (in their original form) will not be available after July 2013 because they contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. A new formulation, Combivent Respimat, became available starting in October 2012. People using the old Combivent inhaler will need to get a new prescription in order to switch to the new Combivent Respimat inhaler.

 

The ipratropium and albuterol inhaler (Combivent®) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with the ipratropium and albuterol inhaler include:
 
  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as:
 
 
  • Anticholinergic medications, such as:
 
 
 
 
  • Certain diuretics, such as:
 
 
  • Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as:
 
 
 
 

Information on Ipratropium and Albuterol

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