Drug Interactions With Pirbuterol

A few of the drugs that can potentially interact with pirbuterol include beta blockers, certain diuretics, and tricyclic antidepressants. Drug interactions with pirbuterol can cause dangerously low blood pressure or increase your risk of low potassium levels, among other side effects. You should be sure to talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any pirbuterol drug interactions that may apply to you.

An Overview of Drug Interactions With Pirbuterol

Pirbuterol inhalers will not be made, dispensed, or sold in the United States in their current form after December 31, 2013. Pirbuterol inhalers contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set this final date for the medication in order to comply with the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer. The manufacturer of pirbuterol is working on a reformulated, CFC-free version, although it is not yet clear when that product will be available to consumers.
Pirbuterol acetate (Maxair®) can potentially interact with a few other medicines. Some of the medicines that may lead to pirbuterol interactions include:



  • Certain diuretics, such as:



  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including:





A Dose of Reassurance for Parents of Picky Eaters

Pirbuterol (Maxair)

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