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Drug Interactions between Advair Diskus and dyphylline / guaifenesin

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

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dyphylline salmeterol

Applies to: dyphylline / guaifenesin and Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol)

Using dyphylline together with salmeterol may increase cardiovascular side effects such as heart palpitations, increased heart and pulse rates, and blood pressure elevations. Combining these medications may also increase the risk of developing hypokalemia, or low blood potassium. Although the hypokalemia associated with these drugs is generally mild and does not cause problems, severe cases can occasionally lead to muscle weakness, paralysis, breathing and swallowing difficulties (due to muscle paralysis), and irregular heart rhythm. Side effects may be more likely if you are receiving salmeterol or similar medications in the nebulized, oral, or injectable form. In addition, these medications given orally or by injection may sometimes reduce the blood levels and effects of dyphylline. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications. Let your doctor know if your breathing worsens or you experience nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal cramping, confusion, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, muscle weakness, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, rapid heartbeat, chest pain, and/or swelling in the legs or feet, as these may be symptoms of hypokalemia. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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fluticasone salmeterol

Applies to: Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol) and Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol)

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Drug and food interactions

No alcohol/food interactions were found. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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