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pulmonary dr put me on amitriptyline and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) says don't use with amitriptyline . pharmacist said it is ok. why instructions differ?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Need an EKG: The combination can cause a prolonged qtc interval on your ekg. That means that it can cause a fatal cardiac arrhythmia. It can also cause low potassium which can also be fatal. If you are to stay on the combination you need to demand that the safety be monitored by ekg testing and blood levels of potassium.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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