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Anxiety - Are there any known problems of using albuterol inhalant together with cymbalta?

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LaurieShay 1 May 2011

Hey Anxious,

The following is the warning associated with the use of these two medicines together:

albuterol ↔ duloxetine
Applies to: albuterol, Cymbalta (duloxetine)

MONITOR: Additive or synergistic effects on blood pressure and heart rate may occur when serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are combined with sympathomimetic agents such as nasal decongestants, adrenergic bronchodilators, ophthalmic vasoconstrictors, and systemic vasopressors. The use of SNRIs alone has been associated with sustained increases in blood pressure and heart rate, and cases of elevated blood pressure requiring immediate treatment have been reported in postmarketing experience.

MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if SNRIs are used with other drugs that can increase blood pressure and/or heart rate. Blood pressure and pulse should be measured prior to initiating SNRI therapy and monitored at regular intervals thereafter. Dose reduction or discontinuation of the SNRI should be considered in patients who experience a sustained increase in blood pressure or pulse rate.

I would be aware of this possible interaction and be sure to monitor your blood pressure and pulse regularly. Your dosage of the Cymbalta may have to be adjusted or discontinued if a problem arises.

Best wishes,

Laurie

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