Alupent Drug Interactions
If you take certain medications along with Alupent, drug interactions may potentially occur. Among the medicines that can potentially interact with Alupent are beta blockers, certain diuretics, MAOIs, and tricyclic antidepressants. Alupent interactions can decrease the effectiveness of some medicines and potentially lead to side effects, including low potassium levels, dangerously low blood pressure, or an irregular heart rhythm.
An Overview of Alupent Drug Interactions
Alupent is no longer available in the United States. The manufacturer of this medication decided to stop making it in order to comply with regulations concerning chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that may deplete the ozone layer. Alupent was rarely used anymore; had it been more popular, the manufacturer probably would have chosen to reformulate the drug without CFCs, instead of just discontinuing it.
Alupent® (metaproterenol sulfate) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to Alupent interactions include:
- Beta blockers, such as:
- Certain diuretics, such as:
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including:
- Tricyclic antidepressants, including: