Taking Symbicort, Zantac And Tylenol Together

In our latest question and answer, the pharmacist discusses whether or not it is safe to take Symbicort, Zantac and Tylenol together.

Mar 19, 2018

Catherine asked

Can I take my Symbicort pump with Zantac 150 mg and Tylenol?


Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) is a combination Beta2-agonist/Corticosteriod that is used to treat asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Zantac (ranitidine) is an acid reducer used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and for treatment/prevention of heartburn.  

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an analgesic used to treat pain and fever. 

No drug interactions exist between Symbicort, Zantac, and Tylenol and they may be taken concomitantly.  

Common drug interactions with Symbicort include but are not limited to:

  • Beta blockers
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Loop diuretics
  • Proleukin (aldesleukin)
  • Acthrel (corticorelin)

Common drug interactions with Zantac include but are not limited to:

  • Ceftin (cefuroxime)
  • Sprycel (dasatinib)
  • Actonel (risendronate)
  • RItalin (methylphenidate)
  • Chantix (varenicline)
  • Coumadin (warfarin)
  • Wellbutrin (bupropion) 

Common drug interactions with Tylenol include but are not limited to:

  • Probenacid
  • Isoniazid
  • Sprycel (dasatinib)
  • Prilocaine
  • Gleevec (imatinib)

Even if an interaction does not exist between two or more medications there may be other factors in your medical history that would make taking a certain  medication or combination of medications sub-optimal or dangerous. Because of this, you should always let your doctor and/or pharmacist know any medications or supplements you are taking or are planning on taking.


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