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Any precautions with albuterol and asthma?

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suzanne66 6 Jul 2009

Before using Albuterol :
Some medical conditions may interact with Albuterol . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have a history of heart problems, (eg, fast or irregular heartbeat, heart failure), blood vessel problems, high blood pressure, or low blood potassium levels
if you have a history of seizures, diabetes, an overactive thyroid, kidney problems, or an adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma)
if you have ever had an unusual reaction to another sympathomimetic medicine (eg, pseudoephedrine)
if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) or tricyclic antidepressant (eg, amitriptyline), or if you have taken either of these medicines within the last 14 days
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Albuterol . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

Diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because the risk of low blood potassium levels may be increased
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors (eg, entacapone), epinephrine, MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), short-acting sympathomimetic bronchodilators (eg, metaproterenol), stimulants (eg, amphetamine), sympathomimetics (eg, pseudoephedrine), or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Albuterol 's side effects
Beta-blockers (eg, propranolol) because they may decrease Albuterol 's effectiveness
Digoxin because its effectiveness may be decreased by Albuterol
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Albuterol may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

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