Drug interactions between albuterol and metoprolol
Interactions between your drugs
metoprolol ↔ albuterol
Applies to:metoprolol and albuterol
Using metoprolol together with albuterol may reduce the benefits of both medications, since they have opposing effects in the body. In addition, metoprolol can sometimes cause narrowing of the airways, which may worsen your breathing problems or trigger severe asthmatic attacks. You may not be able to use metoprolol if you have frequent asthma attacks or severe asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or you may need a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of your lung function to safely use both medications. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact. Let your doctor know if you experience wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, or other breathing difficulties during treatment with these medications. 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.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: metoprolol
Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
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