fluticasone nasal spray, Flonase (cont.)

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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Ritonavir (Norvir) and ketoconazole (Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric) increase fluticasone levels in the body by delaying its metabolism (elimination). It is not clear how important this effect is.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of fluticasone to determine its safety and effectiveness in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether fluticasone enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of fluticasone include headache, sore throat, nosebleeds, nasal burning or nasal irritation, nausea, vomiting, asthma symptoms or cough. Some children may experience growth suppression from use of inhaled steroids.

REFERENCES:
FDA Prescribing Information on Flonase.
Micromedex Drug Information™


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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