Drugs That Interfere With Arcapta
Arcapta Drug Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Arcapta is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Using Arcapta and a beta blocker together can decrease the effectiveness of both medications, as Arcapta 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 Arcapta, all beta blockers can potentially cause problems.
Using Arcapta 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 Arcapta 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)
Arcapta should be used with extreme caution in combination with MAOIs, as life-threatening reactions could occur. Talk to your healthcare provider before combining Arcapta with an MAOI.
Other Long-Acting Beta Agonists
In no circumstance should Arcapta be used in combination with other long-acting beta agonists, as dangerous problems could occur.
Arcapta 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 Arcapta with a QT-prolonging medication.